COVID-19 Community Resources

Please choose from the following:

Maine 211

Information and guidelines about COVID-19

City of Bath General Assistance

Bath Area Food Resources

Rental Relief

Midcoast Maine Community Action Emergency Services

NAMI Maine Mental Health Services

Maine Equal Justice COVID-19 Resources

How You Can Help


Maine 211

Maine 211 is a valuable resource for locating services and resources near you. From their site: "Whether it’s financial assistance, domestic violence, addiction treatment, health care, mental health, or heating and utilities assistance, we will talk to you to find out what you need and walk you through all the options to find the right service or program for you." You can reach 211 via phone, text, email, or by searching their online database.

211 Maine is also providing 24/7 CDC updates on coronavirus. You can access these updated by calling 211 (or 1-866-811-5695) or texting “your zip code” to 898211.

Information and Guidelines about COVID-19

Residents with questions and concerns should always consult with the most up-to-date information being provided by the U.S. and Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Maine CDC website: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml
U.S. CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

The Maine CDC is also offering specific guidelines for different groups:

How can I help to prevent the spread?

There are simple steps you can take to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses such as influenza and the common cold:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home while you're sick and avoid close contact with others
  • Currently there is no vaccine available to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

Call ahead to a health care professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing. Tell your health care professional about any recent travel or contact with other COVID-19 cases. Your healthcare professional will work with Maine CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. More information is available on the U.S. CDC's What You Should Know page.


City of Bath General Assistance

To inquire about General Assistance services through the City of Bath, please call 207-443-8335 or email jmillett@cityofbath.com.


Food Resources

Food Resources for Older Adults

Please CLICK HERE for a list of food resources available during the COVID-19 Pandemic for older adults in Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, Phippsburg, West Bath, and Woolwich. Thank you to Age Friendly Communities of the Lower Kennebec for putting this resource together. 

Neighborhood Cafe

The Neighborhood Cafe (798 Washington St, Bath) is offering free meals with Cafe To Go! Call ahead (207) 443-2187. Hours: Monday and Tuesday - 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. (pick up only), Sunday - 4:30 p.m-5:30 p.m. (delivery available). 

Midcoast Maine Community Action

MMCA is providing a meal program to serve children who are experiencing food insecurity at home during this difficult time. Any child under the age of 19 living in northern Cumberland, Sagadahoc or Lincoln County may benefit. Children do not have to be enrolled in Head Start to be a recipient of this program. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this program, we cannot provide meals to adults.

MMCA’s meals are provided through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and include “Grab & Go” style bags consisting of seven lunches and seven snacks for every child under age 19 in a household. The pick-up days/times are as follows for the MMCA meal program:

Wednesdays
2-4 PM: Bath Head Start Center located at 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath

Thursdays
10-noon: Pejepscot Head Start Center located at 14 Pejepscot Village, Main Street, Topsham
2-4 PM: Salt Bay Area Head Start Center located at 5 Sheepscot Road, Newcastle
2-4 PM: Friendship Street Head Start Center School located at 129 Friendship Street, Waldoboro

Fridays
10-noon: Brunswick Head Start Center located at 35A Gurnet Road, Brunswick

RSU1 Schools

All RSU1 students can pick up a breakfast or lunch at one of four locations:

  • Dike-Newell
  • Fisher Mitchell
  • Phippsburg Elementary School
  • Woolwich Central School

Meals are FREE to ALL RSU1 students. Unfortunately, we cannot provide meals to adults. CLICK HERE to learn more, or contact Tim Harkins, Food Service Director, RSU1 443-6601, ext. 114 or tharkins@rsu1.org .

Bath Area Food Bank

807 Middle Street, Bath  |  Pantry Phone: 737-9289  |  Bath Area Soup Kitchen Phone: 737-9289

  • Tuesdays ONLY noon - 2 p.m.: Providing a hot meal and 3 frozen meals
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Food Pantry

Additional services for adults & families, please visit the Bath Area Food Bank Facebook Page for up-to-date info. 

Midcoast Community Alliance

Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark, 4 Old Brunswick Road, Bath

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Grab & Go Grocery bag at the door provided by Bath Area Backpack Program. Meals provided by MCA.

FMI: Jamie Dorr, Executive Director - jamie@mcamaine.org or 443-6856, or Donna Verhoeven, Youth Outreach Coordinator - donna@mcamaine.org or 751-5738

The Salvation Army

25 Congress Avenue, Bath  |  443-3611

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday - Food Pantry - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - . Food boxes will are pre-packed to limit your time in the building.  Access to our FREE Table is limited to our staff, we will have a list of items available and we will pack bags/boxes for you.
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday - Social Services - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday – Office Hours - 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bath Area Family YMCA

303 Centre Street, Bath  |  443-4112Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., children ages 18 and under can pick up Grab & Go meals at the Bath Area Family YMCA.


Rental Relief

MaineHousing has a COIVD-19 Rent Relief Program for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to circumstances related to the pandemic. The program is designed to provide a one time bridge payment of up to $500, until the federal relief funs get to the individuals who need them. Learn More


Midcoast Maine Community Action Emergency Services

Midcoast Maine Community Action Emergency Services is providing services to families that qualify for heating assistance, emergency utility support, rent and security deposit assistance. In some locations, they are able to assist clients with obtaining essential items needed for daily living. Emergency Services staff also help to coordinate housing assistance for homeless, at-risk individuals, and families by providing referrals and access to emergency funds that are available to residents of northern Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties. They also provide counseling services, referrals, advocacy, budgeting assistance, and daily living emergency services.

FMI: ​Midcoast Maine Community Action Emergency Services
If you are needing assistance through Emergency Services you can reach Missy Kettell at 207-522-2745 or melissa.kettell@mmcacorp.org


NAMI Maine Mental Health Services

While the NAMI office is currently closed to walk-ins, the HelpLine can be reached at: 800-464-5767, press 1 or helpline@namimaine.org Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. Please note that the HelpLine is NOT a crisis line. If you believe that you or someone you know could be in crisis, please do not hesitate to call the statewide crisis line at (888) 568-1112.

Learn about more mental health services and resources at namimaine.org.


Maine Equal Justice COVID-19 Resources

  • ​"Recovery Rebate" Resources
  • Resources on Unemployment Insurance and Paid Leave
  • Health Care Resources
  • General Assistance Resources
  • Resources for Food and Financial Security
  • Housing Resources
  • Resources on Courts and Legal Proceedings
  • Resources for Immigrants
  • Child Care Resources
  • Safety at Home
  • Answers to Coronavirus Questions
  • Consumer Protections

FMI: COVID-19 Resources


How You Can Help 

The State of Maine is offering a new resource for those looking for ways to lend a hand and encourage more Maine people to target their skills, resources, and time in the most effective and safe ways to do the most good for our state. Go to Maine Helps

United Way of Mid Coast Maine has created a special COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund to meet the increased needs of local people quickly during this difficult time. 100% of donations will go directly to the agencies and initiatives helping our neighbors. 
​For more information on the Fund, click here.
To donate now, click here.

​IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER:
American Red Cross Blood Donors Needed
​Safety protocols in place. If you are healthy and feeling well, please make an appointment now to donate in the days ahead by clicking here.
​American Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer
Ensure people entering blood drives have a healthy temperature. Greet donors and model excellent customer service behaviors. Apply here.
Meals on Wheels, Spectrum Generations
These programs both in the greater Brunswick area and Lincoln county area are in immediate need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to older housebound adults. To apply send an email here.

55 Front Street
Bath,
ME
04530

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
City Manager
Peter Owen
Assistant City Manager
Marc Meyers
Executive Assistant/Human Resources
Erika Helgerson
Marketing and Communication Specialist
Lindsey Goudreau