The Most Northeastern City in the United States.

General Assistance

Caribou Municipal Building
25 High Street
Caribou, Maine 04736
Jayne R. Farrin
General Assistance Administrator
Phone: (207)493-3324 x221


The General Assistance staff will NOT be available March 28th
to accept work searches—either in person or through email.
The General Assistance staff will NOT be available March 28th to make General Assistance appointments for March 29th.
Plan accordingly.

General Assistance Office Announces

Starting May 1, 2018

The Number of Weekly Job Searches will be Five


General Assistance Office Closed

June 12, 2018 

Election Day 


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General Assistance is a program administered by a municipality for the immediate aid of persons who are unable to provide the basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families. The program is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services and is mandated by State Statutes and Municipal Ordinances, which are on file at the General Assistance Office. Maximum levels of assistance are established for determination of eligibility.

The City of Caribou maintains a municipal workfare program where eligible persons whom are unemployed and able to work are required to work for the municipality to repay any assistance they may receive.

The General Assistance office is available to take applications, Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by calling (207)493-3324 Ext. 221. Appointments will be rescheduled if you arrive more than ten minutes late.   If an emergency exists after hours, please contact the Caribou Police Department at (207)493-3301 and leave your name and phone number where you can be reached and a representative will call you.

Jayne R. Farrin
General Assistance Administrator

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