[logo] Downeast Community Partners

Lifespan Opportunities in Washington and Hancock Counties

Donate / Volunteer

Help DCP to Help Others

DCP brings community resources together to help people in Washington and Hancock counties achieve self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. Our Housing division helps people maintain safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing. Our Transportation division staff travels over a million miles each year, helping people get to medical appointments, senior food programs and other important services. Helping Hands Garage helps people buy affordable roadworthy vehicles. Friendship Cottage in Blue Hill offers an Adult Day Service Program. Our Energy Services division provides a variety of services to prevent hunger, hypothermia, and homelessness. At Home provides services to assist seniors aging in place. Everybody Eats! provides a free community meal each week to Ellsworth area residents. Our Early Care and Education program provides Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K and Childcare services to local families. Our Supportive Services division provides support to individuals and families working to make changes in their lives.  Nurse Bridging and Maternal and Child Health services provide caring nurse support to families with infants and small children. Peninsula Free Health Service provides free medical care to the uninsured on the Blue Hill Peninsula.

Donation Options

  • Donate Online

    Make a secure, one-time or recurring donation using your credit card, wallet, or bank account (direct debit). You can choose the DCP program you’d like to support or donate to the general fund.


  • Donate by Mail

    If you prefer to send us a donation by check or credit card through the mail, simply fill out our donation form listed on our Resources page under Donate & Volunteer and mail it to us. 

  • Donate Stocks

    Donating stocks, bonds and mutual funds is an easy way to support DCP and our programs. Please check with your broker or financial advisor before making this choice. Send your inquiry to Sharon Catus: sharon.catus@downeastcommunitypartners.org. Thank you for your generosity.

  • Donate a Legacy Gift

    Your legacy gift to DCP makes an impact beyond your lifetime. To access our Planned Giving Letter of Intent, visit the Resources page of our website.  If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss options for giving to DCP, including legacy giving, email Joe Connors: joe.connors@downeastcommunitypartners.org  or contact the Development Office at 207-610-5944.

Where the money goes

Your gift supports the work of Downeast Community Partners (DCP). We help people get what they need: food, housing, heat, utilities, transportation, business assistance, childcare and education, and more. 

If you would like your donation to go to a specific program, please indicate the program on your donation form: At Home, Early Care and Education, Energy Assistance, Friendship Cottage Adult Day Service, Helping Hands Garage, Housing Services, Transportation, Supportive Services,  Everybody Eats!, Peninsula Free Health Service, or Community Compass.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have time to help others in need, please contact us to find out how you can help.

For More Information
See our financial statement at GuideStar or view our latest Annual Report on our Forms & Resources page.

Thank you for supporting DCP.

Downeast Community Partners is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

DCP Offices

Toll-Free: 800-834-4378

Bucksport Road Office

248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Avery Lane Office

18 Avery Lane, PO Box 648 , Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Machias Office

7 VIP Drive, Machias, ME 04654
207-259-5015 | Email

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Title VI Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of Downeast Community Partners that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religious belief, political affiliation or belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, migrant worker, ex-offender, or former patient of a state institution be discriminated against in access to the services or provision of services of Downeast Community Partners.

View our full Title VI policy.

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