General Assistance

Welcome to the General Assistance Information Page!

The General Assistance Program assists residents of Lisbon with basic necessities when the need is immediate and the individual is unable to provide the basic necessity essential to maintain themselves or their family. This is a program of last resort. Basic needs include the following: 

  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Heating Fuel
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Personal/Household Supplies                   

The municipality of Lisbon 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. 

Any person who wishes to apply for General Assistance may do so at the General Assistance office located in the Town Office Building at 300 Lisbon Street, Lisbon by calling (207) 353-3000 Ext. 124 to make an appointment.

In the case of an emergency after hours, weekends, and holidays applicants may contact the Lisbon Police Department at (207) 353-2500.

The municipality’s General Assistance Administrator must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application.

The Department of Human Services toll-free number to call with questions regarding the General Assistance Program is 1-800-442-6003.