We are excited to share that we are starting up our public transportation DASH routes in Belfast and Rockland on April 10th! Belfast DASH will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Rockland DASH will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tickets and fares: $2.00 per boarding. $1.00 for Seniors 60+, Students & passengers aged 6-17, Individuals with disabilities (Please have appropriate ID ready). Children 5 and younger can ride free with accompanying adult (One child per adult). $20.00 12 Punch Ticket, $50.00 Monthly bus Pass, please call (855) 930 7900, option 2, for [...]
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This past winter saw a significant increase in households receiving fuel assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). MaineHousing and its Community Action Agency partners, including WCAP, have provided $48 million in fuel assistance this year. Last year at this time, we had provided just $25 million. Applications increased over 20% and this year we had 18,000 new households applying for assistance. MaineHousing has announced that it will stop taking HEAP applications for this heating season on Wednesday, April 12th. Our staff are hard at work processing current applications to meet MaineHousing’s deadline. If you require fuel assistance, we encourage [...]
During the Covid-19 pandemic, most MaineCare members could keep their MaineCare even if they experienced changes that would have otherwise made them ineligible. This was called “continous coverage.” Continuous coverage ended April 1, 2023. People with MaineCare will need to update their information to see if they can keep their coverage. Please read this announcement from the Maine's Consumer Assistance Program for important dates and what mail you should be expecting as a current MaineCare member. If you need assistance navigating these changes, please call us at 338-6809 and ask to speak to a Resource Advocate.
The Office for Family Independence released an updated flyer to share information about their Transitional Transportation Program. This program provides eligible families with help paying for work-related travel expenses. You may qualify if: You are currently working at paid employment; and You have a work-related travel expense; and You have a child under the age of 18 in your home; and Your income is below 200% FPL, before taxes and withholdings (Expanded TT); or You have recently closed TANF, and your income is below 250% FPL, before taxes and withholdings (TANF Related TT) For more information, call them at 1-855-797-4357. Please [...]
Join the Maine Council on Aging for their webinar this Thursday, March 9th 2023 from 1:30-3:30pm. Topic: From Age Friendly to Longevity Ready: Evolving Maine Communities to Work for Everyone. Register here. Dr. Kalache is coming (virtually) to Maine to share his international perspective on longevity and the importance of aligning policy and practice in building systems and communities that work for people in their 80s, 90s, and 100s. He’ll underscore the imperative of centering equity, belonging and being anti-ageist and anti-racist activist in this work. He will share how important storytelling is related to advancing age-equitable policies, including in [...]
Due to inclement weather, all transportation services, except for dialysis and other urgent transportation services, have been canceled for Thursday, February 23rd, 2023. Please contact our office at Tel: 855 930 7900 to reschedule. Thank you.
Waldo Community Action Partners is thrilled to announce this year's Cinderella Project prom dress giveaway event! Bring a friend and get ready to choose among hundreds of beautiful gowns. Our fairy godmothers can't wait to meet you! This year, our sponsors are First National Bank and First National Wealth Management. The Wentworth Event Center has also generously donated the use of their space for this event for the third year in a row. We are so grateful for their partnership again this year! Our giveaway event will be held Saturday, April 15th at the Wentworth Event Center, 139 Searsport Ave., [...]
Below is some information on warming centers in Waldo County. The Maine Emergency Management Agency is updating their website regularly with current information: https://www.maine.gov/mema/response-recovery/mass-care Please let others know! Belfast American Legion Hall : 143 Church Street Open: Friday, February 3rd - 2p-8p Saturday, February 4th 9a-6p FMI: 338-1202 Brooks Varney Community Center : 24 Veterans Highway Brooks will open their Varney Building on Saturday, February 4 from 9a-4p Islesboro Community Center : 103 Pendleton Point Road Islesboro Community Center will be open 24/7 Friday, February 3-Sunday February 5th Palermo Public Library : 2789 Route 3 Palermo Public Library will be open [...]
Update 2/2/23: We are experiencing some technical issues with our phone system. We are redirecting calls as well as we can at the moment. If the call is not an emergency, we recommend you try again later in the day. Thank you for your patience!