General Assistance (Welfare)

The Municipality of Winslow administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor. Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA §4305, the municipal officers have adopted an Ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance is available for public inspection at the Town Office and/or Code Enforcement 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 Human Services. 

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so with the Town Clerk in the Administration Office
 *In the case of an Emergency, applicants may contact Winslow Police Department at (207)872-5215*

The municipality's General Assistance administrator must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application. 
Questions regarding the General Assistance Program are directed to the Department of Human Services toll-free number 1-800-442-6003.