Social Services

A reference to the many social services available to the people of Casco. These services aim to create more effective organizations, build stronger communities, and promote equality and opportunity.

 

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Social Services Page

We now have a web page dedicated to social services. This is a great way to quickly find the services that benefit you. It is located in the Community menu or by Clicking Here.


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Our hours of operation

Monday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Closed All Legal Holidays

Phone: (207) 627-4515
FAX: (207) 470-1077

Social Services

Overview

911 Emergency

The Town of Casco is proud to provide a variety of services to both residents of and visitors to Casco Maine. The office has resources to assist people with vital needs such as food, clothing, health care, and job referrals. For more information about any of the following programs please call the office.

 

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General Assistance

The Municipality of Casco administers a General Assistance Program for the support of the poor.

Pursuant to Title 22 MSRA § 4305, the municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of the ordinance is available for public inspection at the Casco Town Office.

Also available for inspection is a copy of the State's General Assistance Statutes. Copies of the state law are made available to the municipality by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at the Casco Town Office during regular business hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am to 4:40 pm;
Tuesday: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm.

The telephone number for the Casco Town Office is (207) 627-4515

In an emergency, applicants may contact:

David P. Morton655-3581
Lucille D. Griffin655-4733
Grant F. Plummer998-4733
Mary-Vienessa Fernandes249-8846
Holly B. Hancock627-4181
Calvin P. Nutting655-4112
Thomas H. Peaslee655-5321

The municipality's General Assistance administrator must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application.

The Department of Health and Human Services' toll-free telephone number, to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Program, is 1-800-442-6003.

This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MSRA § 4304-4305.

Social Services
Casco Village Church
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phone Number: (207) 627-4282
Food Pantry Hours: 1st Thursday of each month 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Casco Alliance Church
Phone Number: (207) 655-4054
Food Pantry Hours: 3rd Monday of each month 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
For Casco Residents
Proof of residency required
Family Crisis Services
Lakes Region Outreach Site
Phone Number: (207) 647-8501
24hr. Hotline: (207) 874-1973
VNA Home Health Hospice
50 Foden Road, Suite 3
South Portland, Maine 04106
Phone Number: (207) 780-8624
Toll Free: (800) 757-3326
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Home Health Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine
15 Industrial Park Road
Saco, Maine 04072
Phone Number: (207) 284-4566
Tolol Free: (800) 660-4867
Opportunity Alliance
Housing and Energy Services
Phone Number: (800) 698-4959
Resources Available
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse800-606-0215
Disability Rights Center (DRC)800-452-1948
Employment Services877-594-5627
Eye Care207-774-6273
Women, Work, and Community800-442-2092
207-799-5025
General Assistance Program800-442-6003
General Tax Assistance207-626-8475
Health Insurance Counseling800-750-5353
Hearing Care207-624-5963
Maine State Housing Authority207-626-4600
Mental Health Services207-822-0270
Insurance800-300-5000
Shelters for Homeless800-452-4668
Telephone Discounts800-585-4466 (Verizon)
800-222-0300 (AT&T)
Southern Maine Agency on Aging800-427-7411
Peoples Regional Opportunity Program800-698-4959
Southern Maine Community College877-282-2182
Dept. of Health & Human Services800-482-7520
Communitty Concepts207-743-7716
Casco Village Church207-627-4282
Casco Alliance Church207-344-5370
Our Lady of Perpetual Help207-892-8288
Family Crisis Services

Family Crisis Services, the Domestic Violence Resource Center servicing Cumberland County is now offering two-hour drop-in sessions at the Standish Town Office!

FCS provides safe and accessible services to all people affected by domestic violence regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender, age, primary language spoken, or immigration status.

If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence and you are in need of support, guidance, and information you can find a Family Crisis Services Advocate at the town office on the third and fourth Monday of each month from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

Please note that these drop-in sessions are on a first-come, first-serve basis unless you have previously set up an appointment for that time! If you arrive and the advocate is unavailable, you may contact the FCS hotline at (207) 874-1973 for support or you may call the Lakes Region Outreach Site at (207) 647-8501 to schedule and appointment.

Collective Cupboard

What is the Cupboard Collective?

The Cupboard CollectiveThe Cupboard Collective is a cooperative food transportation program that serves food pantries in rural Maine. The program partners local town governments, independent food pantries and our state’s emergency food providers (Good Shepherd Food Bank and local food rescue) to move food to our communities. The program was piloted in Casco and Naples in the fall of 2011 and owes much of its success to Casco and Naples’ town governments for their willingness to help establish this innovative effort. In 2013, the program will expand from serving 3 Lake Region communities to serving food pantries in three counties. A majority of Maine food pantries are experiencing increased need and decreased supply. Less visible than the food needed to fill pantry shelves is the transportation needed to move available food from area food banks to local food pantry shelves. Lack of transportation is a common and significant barrier for Maine food pantries, often affecting the quantity and quality of food that pantries can provide. Like most states, the majority of Maine’s food supply is located in urban centers, meaning that an inability to transport food often has the most significant impact on rural communities like Casco. Identifying ways to transport food to Maine’s outlying communities has long been an issue for the state’s emergency food providers. The Cupboard Collective is an attempt to bridge that gap. And it’s working…

Program Outcomes

  • Over 27% of the food delivered would not have reached these communities if Cupboard Collective trucks were not available to transport it
  • The program has increased the amount of fresh and healthy foods moving to these communities by roughly 15%.
  • Over the course of our first year, The Cupboard Collective saved participating pantries 400 volunteer hours and 6,000 transport miles (mileage costs previously shouldered primarily by pantry volunteers).

Featured Video

A Road to Solve Hunger

Rural communities in the Lakes Region of Maine are dependent on emergency food resources centralized in the city of Portland, but a long and expensive drive has long stood in the way of these communities having what they need. The Cupboard Collective was formed to share that expense and streamline related volunteer work

 

 

 

 

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(207) 627-4515
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Town of Casco
635 Meadow Road
Casco, ME 04015
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