WCAP is once again offering Healthcare Navigation assistance for individuals looking for health insurance through Maine's open marketplace. Open enrollment begins on November 1. CoverME.gov is Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace and the only place to get the financial assistance to make insurance and care more affordable. Free local help is available! For navigation assistance, please reach our the WCAP’s Resource Advocates who can assist you at 207-338-6809. To learn more about the insurance plans and prices for 2024 visit: coverme.gov
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated available funding of $12,886 through Phase 40 to be distributed through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to organizations who provide emergency food and shelter services in Waldo County. Applications are now open through October 2, 2023. EFSP funds are Federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. EFSP funding supports special emergency assistance in the areas of food, shelter, rent/mortgage, and utility assistance, and is to be expended by December 31, 2023, with a final report due to Waldo Community Action Partners by January 30, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
There are a few community Thanksgiving dinners happening tomorrow, Thursday the 24th! The Open Door Soup Kitchen 180 Depot St., Unity, ME 04988 The Open Door Soup Kitchen has served warm holiday meals to its guests for nearly 20 years, and this year, it is offering free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals onsite in Unity. Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022, and Christmas dinner will be offered on Thursday, December 22, 2022. Please call The Open Door at your earliest convenience to reserve a meal at 207-948-6232. Red Knights Maine 9 and Traci’s Diner 57 Main St, [...]
Get ready to get back-to-school with free backpacks and school supplies provided by WCAP! FREE to Mainecare and WIC eligible children ages K-12 who live in Waldo County. Pickups will be scheduled by appointment. Masks and proof of income eligibility required at pick-up. Coming August 2022, stay tuned for more information! Follow this link for up-to-date program information!
Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) Introduce Two-Generation Economic Empowerment ActJennifer Brookes2022-03-29T09:17:33-04:00
Bipartisan Legislation Addresses Poverty in America and Increases Opportunities for Families; Investing in Children and Parents Concurrently Harnesses Family's Full Potential and Promotes Economic Mobility Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act to increase opportunities for families living in poverty. The bipartisan bill aligns and links existing systems and funding streams to target both parents and children with support aimed at increasing economic security, educational success, social capital, and the health and wellbeing of whole families. “Millions of American families are living below the poverty line, and the prolonged [...]
Due to the expectation of inclement weather in the area, all transportation services, except for dialysis and other urgent transportation services, have been canceled for Friday January 7, 2022. Please call 855-930-7900 to reschedule, and stay safe.