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Family Services
General Assistanc

Janie Sweeney

Family Service Manager

Town of York General Assistance Director

Office: 207.363.5504 ext.2

Cell: 207.337.1867

General office hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Monday - Friday except on holidays.

Appointments are required. Please call ahead.

In the event of an emergency after hours,

please call the

York Police Department at 207-363-4444.

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  • Fuel Assistance

  • Emergency Funds:  For rent, utilities, dental, medical, car repair.

  • Food and other necessary items from our Food Pantry

  • Clothing assistance

  • Camp Scholarships and other children learning activities


Persons who wish to apply for assistance may do so

by calling the Family Services office.


YCSA administers General Assistance to qualified families and individuals based on income

and residency in the town of York.

General Assistance includes:

  • Housing

  • Electricity

  • Personal Care & Household Supplies

  • RX

  • Fuel Assistance (September to May)


The General Assistance Director must

issue a written decision within 24 hours of

receiving an application.

Tax Relief Program

If you qualified for the Property Fairness Tax Credit on your Maine 1040 income tax return, you may be eligible for up to $450 back from the Town of York. If you didn’t file taxes because your income didn’t warrant it, you may still be eligible. This program runs until June 15th, 2023.

Please call the General Assistance Program at

YCSA to apply or for more information.




  • York County Community Action Corp (YCCAC)

    • Connects people in need with programs and services that offer help through financial assistance, referrals, education, financial assistance and advocacy. Please contact the Kittery office Case Manager at 207.439.2699.

    • Fuel Assistance: LIHEAP - Fuel Assistance for York County. YCSA can help you schedule your appointment please visit this site.


  • Department of Health and Human Services in Maine

​​       Toll-free number | 1.800.442.6003


  • Maine Resource Directory can be reached by dialing 211.

       The 211 directory is a list of resources in the area where              you are seeking  assistance.

   In an emergency, please call 911 or

York Police at 207.363.4444

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