City Hall - Brewer, Maine

General Assistance

The City of Brewer administers a program of general assistance (GA) available to all persons who are eligible to receive assistance in accordance with the standards of eligibility as provided within the City Ordinance, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Maine State Statutes 22 M.R.S.A. 4301 et seq. This program is designed to provide aid to persons who are unable to provide the basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families.

General Assistance applications are taken by PHONE APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Applicants must be ready to provide proof of income, expenses and receipts from the previous 30 days for everyone in the household. To make an appointment, please call 207.989.7020, Monday – Friday – 8AM-12PM.  In an emergency after City Hall hours, applicants may contact the Brewer Police Department at 207.989.7001.

Some important numbers for your information:

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State Hospital Drive                      35 State Hospital Drive           368  Harlow St.
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941-3005                                            561-3650                                      941-8153

Now Open: The Brewer Area Food Pantry (phone number: 989-3200).   For more information about the Brewer Area Food Pantry, contact Brenda Leavitt, OHI project manager and food pantry manager, at 605-1208, e-mail her at or, or post a comment on Facebook.