We are actively responding to COVID-19 in our communities, and we are here to help you in any way we can. This page provides updates on YCCAC programs and services, as well as current information from the Maine CDC. Please return to this site often, as it is updated regularly.
APRIL 16, 2021 York County Transportation Extends Free Rides Through June 30, 2021 York County Community Action is pleased to offer free rides for essential needs, such as going to work, medical appointments, the pharmacy and grocery shopping, through June 30, 2021.
APRIL 14, 2021 Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine The following statement is attributed to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC and Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
APRIL 13, 2021
ADVISORY: Maine Advises Pause for Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Governor Janet Mills, Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Nirav D. Shah issued the following statement today:
APRIL 9, 2021 COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Unit Schedules Stop at Biddeford High School April 24 – 28 Maine to host New England’s second mobile vaccination unit capable of delivering at least 250 shots per day
The Mills Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today a partnership to launch a groundbreaking mobile vaccination unit that will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to people in rural and under-served communities across Maine.
APRIL 7, 2021
All Maine Residents Age 16 and Older Are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination Beginning Today
“Maine continues to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. With the Federal government significantly increasing our supply of vaccines, it is appropriate to accelerate our timeframe and make all Maine people eligible beginning next Wednesday,” said Governor Janet Mills. “While this is a great step forward, Maine people should keep in mind that even though they are eligible it will still take time to get an appointment and get a vaccine. We will continue to work with vaccine providers across Maine to get shots into arms as quickly as we can.”
APRIL 1, 2021 All Maine Residents Age 16 and Older Are Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning April 7th
Governor Janet Mills announced on April 1, 2021, that all Maine residents age 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning next Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The acceleration of Maine’s vaccination timeline by a week and a half comes as Maine is expected to receive a significant increase in vaccine supply from the Federal government. Vaccination for residents age 16 and older had previously been scheduled to begin on April 19, 2021.
March 22, 2021 Governor Mills Announces Acceleration of Maine’s COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline
Governor Janet Mills announced on March 19th that Maine is accelerating the timeline of its vaccination plan to make more people eligible for COVID-19 vaccines earlier.
Beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Maine residents age 50 and older will be eligible for the vaccination. Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021, all Maine residents age 16 and older will eligible for vaccination. The accelerated timeline comes as some Maine vaccine providers are reporting availability of appointments and as Maine anticipates an increase in vaccine supply from the Federal government.
WIC: Please call the WIC program office in Sanford (459-2942) or Biddeford (283-2402) for all WIC services. Apply for WIC HERE.
CHILDREN’S SERVICES: Please call (207) 459-2963 to connect with our Children’s Services program. Apply for Head Start and Early Head Start HERE. You can also contact Children’s Services by email at Brenda.Corbett@yccac.org
HEAT, ENERGY & FUEL / WEATHERIZATION: Please call (207) 459-2950 to connect with YCCAC Energy Services.
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: (Outreach Workers) Please call (207) 324-5762, Option 8 to connect with an Outreach Worker.
HOMEBUYER EDUCATION & FORECLOSURE PREVENTION: To connect with our Homebuyer Education program or for Foreclosure Prevention assistance, please call (207) 324-5762, Option 6. To connect by email to our Homebuyer Education Coordinator, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASSON HEALTH CARE: Please call (207) 490- 6900 to contact Nasson Health Care for all health services–medical, dental, and behavioral health.
2021 HEAP Fuel Assistance Season Begins August 24th
The YCCAC Energy Services program will soon begin mailing HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) appointment cards to all eligible York County HEAP recipients from last year. The cards include the last phone number on record as well as a pre-booked appointment for each recipient.
The first to be contacted will be HEAP clients who may be susceptible to hypothermia: aged 60 years or older, households with children age 6 years and under, and clients with a doctor’s diagnosis. But over the next few weeks, all of last year’s HEAP recipients will receive an appointment card. HEAP clients are also welcome to call the Fuel Assistance office—beginning August 24th—to schedule an appointment. The HEAP phone number is (207) 459-2950.
Updated: November 20 YCCAC Outreach Services, Foreclosure Prevention Assistance Available Remotely YCCAC Outreach workers in the Economic Opportunity Department will continue holding appointments remotely (by phone or email) until further notice. At this time, there is no scheduled date for reopening Outreach offices. Revisions to Outreach operations will be announced when available.
Foreclosure prevention and counseling services are available remotely by contacting Marie Hogue at 324-5762 ext.2918.
Updated: November 20 WIC’s Sanford Office to Reopen August 3 for Limited Appointments York County Community Action’s WIC Program will begin seeing clients at its Spruce Street (Sanford) clinic on August 3, 2020. This will be limited in number, as the office reopening will be closely monitored to ensure the safety and wellbeing of clients and staff. Weighing and measuring of infants will be available only in the Sanford office. Dates for reopening the Kittery and Biddeford WIC offices have not been set.
Most WIC appointments will continue to be administered by phone.