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Lifespan Opportunities in Washington and Hancock Counties


The Heating And Warmth Fund

THAW - The Heating And Warmth Fund helps people stay warm and stay safe.  THAW is a community fund created in 2006 to help people afford heat. 

Do you need energy assistance? 

People who do not qualify for other home energy assistance programs, may be eligible for THAW. THAW aid is provided based on need, not income. Call to learn more, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4 PM (207)664-2424.

The Heating and Warmth (THAW) fund provides emergency heating assistance to people in Hancock and Washington counties. THAW funds step in when all other aid has been exhausted; approval is not tied to income or assets.

In addition to providing heating fuel, wood, or wood pellets, THAW also provides for furnace repairs and helps pay utility bills or service reconnection fees. 

Here are fun THAW facts:

  • Contributions to THAW fund are considered charitable donations.
  • Donations to THAW can be designated for specific towns or areas.
  • The need for THAW funds is greater than ever.

This is where you come in.

You can make a difference today. Please consider making a donation. Visit DCP's donation page and note THAW or send a gift by mail to:
Downeast Community Partners - THAW, 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605.


Who does THAW help?
THAW provides energy assistance to households in Washington and Hancock counties. This includes elders, families, and individuals who express a need.

How does my gift help?
THAW assistance provides a 100-gallon delivery of heating fuel or equivalent. 

How do I get THAW assistance?
Call M-F 7:30 AM - 4 PM (207)610-5914 or (207) 664-2424.

How do I get involved?
Contact DCP's Office of Communications and Resource Development at (207) 610-5944 to learn more about corporate giving and other THAW fundraising programs. 

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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

Calais Office

11 Church Street, Calais, ME 04619
207-664-2424 | Email

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