Portland Community Support Fund

During approval of the FY16 budget City Council established a $2.6M Portland Community Support Fund.  The Fund is designed to assist asylum seekers who have received General Assistance from Portland as of June 30, 2015 but who may no longer qualify under the State of Maine’s General Assistance Program.  The Portland Community Support Fund shall be used to implement a program to provide assistance and basic human necessities.

Actual cost of supporting Portland’s population of asylum seekers is significantly higher than the $2.6M allocated by City Council.   During the June 24th City Council meeting many compassionate citizens and organizations noted that they would be more than willing to donate to help fully fund the program.   Details on making a donation are included below. 

If you wish to donate food or other supplies please contact us by phone at 874-8685.

Ways to donate 
In Person

City Managers Office
Room 208
389 Congress Street
Portland City Hall

By Mail

Fill out a check and sent it to: 
City of Portland
City Managers Office, Room 208
389 Congress Street
Portland, ME  04101

By Phone

To donate by phone call 874-8685 

Online through PayPal