NEW HOPE FOR WOMEN - SUPPORT GROUP IN BOOTHBAY HARBOR
For women who have been affected by domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, a support group can be a safe place to talk about the abuse, in an environment that fosters trusting and caring relationships.
New Hope for Women is pleased to offer these free support groups, in each of the four counties it serves. A new group is now forming in the Boothbay Harbor and will begin in late April.
Groups are 90 minutes in length and limited to eight adult participants. As with all of New Hope for Women’s services, support groups are based on the empowerment model in which each participant is the expert on her own life. It is not a therapy group, but rather an opportunity to share support, information, and resources. Together participants and their facilitator follow a structured format to create a safe, healthy, and confidential environment in which to engage in the healing process.
For more information and to pre-register for the group, please call New Hope for Women at 1-800-522-3304.
Heating Assistance 2017-2018 – LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
This Kennebec Valley Community Action Program offers Fuel Assistance to qualifying households.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) serves Somerset, Kennebec, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties providing assistance for income eligible households, to offset the rising costs of home energy, whether you have wood, electric, gas, or oil heat. The benefit is paid directly to the client’s fuel vendor of choice.
Coming Soon! We will be offering an online appointment scheduler for the 2017-18 heating season.
Check back on August 7th to schedule your LIHEAP appointment online. If you have any questions, call 207-859-1500 or 1-800-542-8227.
This program has income guidelines. It is important to check to see if you qualify. The 2017-2018 guidelines will be available soon.
You may qualify if you are a renter, renter with heat included, homeowner, subsidized renter with heat NOT included, employed or unemployed, or have income earned by wages or other sources.
You MUST bring this information to your appointment:
1. Primary applicant (the person applying) will need to provide a valid photo ID such as Driver’s License, State Issued ID Card, Passport, SNAP/EBT Photo ID or US Military Photo ID Card.
2. Social Security Cards and dates of birth for ALL household members.
3. Proof of ALL GROSS income for ALL household members for the previous 3 months OR for the previous 12 months, not including the month of your appointment.
4. Your most recent electric bill.
5. Your fuel account number.
6. If you are a renter, a copy of your rental agreement.
Each application is different. You may be required to produce other information.
If you want to reduce the amount of time spent at your appointment, click here or use this link:
to print and complete the two forms titled “Additional Information Questionnaire Form” and “Permission to Share Information Form” and bring them with you to your appointment. The “Permission to Share Information Form” must be signed by ALL household members over the age of 18.
The most common cause for fuel assistance delays is missing documentation. Please review the list above for what you need to bring to your appointment and make sure you bring everything needed with you or your application will not be processed.