Since 1915, the Maine Sea Coast
Mission has provided emergency financial assistance
to those who are in critical need.Today, we provide
emergency fuel assistance and refer individuals
to our Mission programs or local agencies for
additional resources. Low income families and
the elderly are our target population. For more information contact Marilyn Nickson
The Mission also links homeowners to the Housing Repair Program for weatherization of their houses
and trailers to reduce future fuel costs. Experts
estimate that one dollar spent on weatherization
provides a three dollar savings in fuel costs. For more information contact Shaw Shaw
Mount Desert Island Community Campfire Coalition was started in 2008 by three island non-profits, Maine Sea Coast Mission, Harbor House and the Neighborhood House. The coalition’s mission is to provide heating assistance to families in need on Mount Desert, Swan’s and Cranberry Islands.
A family must complete an application and provide proof of income. All applications and correspondence are confidential. Once the application process is complete, a family is eligible for 100 gallons of fuel or an equivalent benefit for propane, wood or electric heat.
MDI Campfire Coalition Application
Other agencies that can provide assistance include
Department of Health and Human Services and
Hancock Community Agency.
For general questions and concerns regarding these programs contact Wendy Harrington at 866-207-4010.