Thorndike has a General Assistance program for people in need that follows the requirements in State law.

If you need help, Thorndike is required to take your application for General Assistance. Applications will be taken at the town office during office hours.

If the town office is closed and you have an emergency that cannot wait, you may call Charles Greenberg 536-8320 at any hour.

The Town of Thorndike must give you a written decision with in 24 hours of receiving your application for General Assistance.

If the Town of Thorndike refuses to take your application, or if you disagree with a decision that was made or have questions, you can call the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Their toll free number is 1-800-442-6003. This phone is answered Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you call after 5:00pm leave a message with a phone number. You will be contacted on the next business day.

This notice is posted pursuant to Maine Law at Title 22 MRSA §§ 4304-4305.