Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Penquis Cap

I (Lauren) wanted to let everyone know about different services that Penquis offer because some people do not realize this. There web site is http://www.penquis.org/ and you can also find them on faceboook at www.faebook.com/Penquishelpingtodaybuildingtomorrow.
Here is a list of some services

LiHEAP also know as Low-income Hom Energy Assistance Program this is to help with fuel assistances for families who need it, also if you qualify for this program you could also qualify for the Weatherization Program where they would help improve your home.

Family Development Account (FDA) this is a program where every dollor you save is going towards a purchase of a house, eduction or to start a business and the FDA Coalitin matches it with up to four additional dollars.

Penquis Community and Family supposr case managemtn services are available to help you find resources to help people through difficult times.

Head Start is available for free of charge to income eligibe families and they have different sites though out the state.

Assisted living services are located in Bangor, Millinocket, and Camden, 24 hour attendants in case of an emergency.

Journey House is a transitional housing program for pregnant an parenting young women ages 16-21 who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness or are in unsafe living situation. They have 24 hour support, case management, parenting and life skills traning, access to health care, childcare, and educational opportunites as well as job training.

Pathway Project no cost training opportunity will provide green construction skills, with support in apprenticeship, college credit, on job training and job placement support.

Parents are Teachers too, is a home visitng program that provides information, suppot, encouragement and ongoing play groups to first -time parents and teen parents.

Reverse Mortgages to homeowners age 62 and older.

Lynx Transportantion for individuals who need rides to medical and social sercice appointments fees depend on where you reside and where you are going.

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