General Assistance

General Assistance helps individuals and families to meet their basic needs. This may include help paying for:

  • Household or personal supplies (toiletries, cleaning supplies)
  • Food
  • Housing (e.g., mortgage, rent, room rent, temporary housing)
  • Fuel & utilities
  • Medical, dental, prescriptions, medical supplies/equipment
  • Burial costs

To apply for General Assistance, come in to the town office and complete an application to determine eligibility. For more information regarding General Assistance, CLICK HERE

During regular business hours you may call 207-549-5175 if you have any questions or contact The Department of Health and Human Services’ toll-free number to call with question regarding the General Assistance Program is 1-800-442-6003.

General Assistance Application Whitefield

Applications can be accepted during regular business hours:

Mon & Tues 8 am - 4 pm

Wed - Closed

Thurs 7 am - 12 pm & 3 pm - 7 pm

Fri 8 am - 2 pm


In the event of a LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY, occurring after normal Town Office Business Hours, applicants may contact the Lincoln County Sheriffs at (207) 882-7332 and ask them to contact the General Assistance Administrator, Yolanda Violette.