General Assistance

The Town of Bethel has a General Assistance program for people in need.
If you need help, your city is required to take your application for General Assistance.
The Department shall assume statutory responsibilities associated with the provision of general assistance. In addition, the department shall represent the Town in dealings with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, other state agencies, federal agencies, school units, and private organizations in matters of welfare and general assistance. 
The Department shall be responsible for the administration of ordinances which are related to general assistance. 
For general Assistance please e-mail: or call 1-207-824-2669 and ask for Kristy.

 Please be aware that appointments will be made for Mondays only, unless it is an emergency situation.

A link to the General Assistance Application can be found below. If you do not have a way to print it out they are also available at the Town Office on request. 

 The Phone Number to be used after regular business hours is (207)370-7780.

Town of Bethel G.A. Application