Community Organizations

These organizations support people in Brunswick, Maine, and surrounding areas.

If you elect me to be your Representative to the Legislature, one of my jobs will be to help you connect with the right organization should the need arise.

Direct Assistance

The public Facebook group Support Brunswick shares information and helps connect people with resources in our community.

The Salvation Army Bath-Brunswick provides food boxes and financial assistance (heating, utility, and rental / housing assistance) for individuals in need in Brunswick and all of MSAD 75.

The Emergency Action Network (TEAN) supports Brunswick’s preK-12 grade students and their families who are struggling to meet basic needs by harnessing the resources of the Brunswick community.

The Mainers Together project of the Maine People’s Alliance supports community-based efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and protect our most vulnerable friends and neighbors.

Food

Emergency Food Assistance

Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) provides hungry people with access to healthy food, operating a soup kitchen and food pantry in Brunswick.

Midcoast Maine Community Action is providing a meal program to serve children up to the age of 18 who are experiencing food insecurity at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pathway Vineyard Church provides a drive-thru meal on Tuesdays from 5 pm to 6 pm.

Spectrum Generations' dedicated volunteers and staff supply Meals on Wheels to communities throughout Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo Counties, plus the towns of Harpswell and Brunswick in Cumberland County.

Good Shepherd Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Maine, partnering with more than 400 other organizations to distribute food to Mainers in need and leading a statewide effort to combat the root causes of hunger.

Merrymeeting Gleaners are a hundred-strong volunteer group that harvests surplus food from local farms and distributes it to over 30 organizations.

Local Food (Farms and Farmers) available in Brunswick

Brunswick High School Dragon Garden is the high school garden in Brunswick, making sustainable agriculture part of the high school culture by growing healthy food for the community using organic methods.

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Farmers’ Market is the largest farmers’ market in Brunswick.

Brunswick Winter Market is the place to be in Brunswick on a wintry Saturday morning to find everything from food in the raw and locally produced goodies to unique and inspiring handmade products from over 40 local vendors.

Merry Meeting Kitchen is a new collaborative umbrella organization working to fulfill the Brunswick area communities’ food needs and wants.

Merrymeeting Food Council is a forum for stakeholders in Maine’s Merrymeeting Bay area to collaborate to increase the production and consumption of local, healthy food.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is a community association that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture.

Shelter

Tedford Housing provides housing for homeless in Brunswick, including an adult shelter open 24 hours per day for 16 guests.

Maine hoMEworks is a nonprofit group dedicated to consumer homebuyer education.

Maine Statewide Homeless Council was established by state statute in 2004, replacing the Interagency Task Force on Homelessness and Housing Opportunities, to serve as an advisory committee to the Maine State Housing Authority, the Governor, the Legislature, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Maine Department of Corrections (DOC) on homeless matters.

The Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC) is a group of service providers that address homelessness throughout the entire state of Maine. The MCOC can apply to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for McKinney-Vento funding for permanent housing, transitional housing, supportive services, homeless management information systems (HMIS), and homelessness prevention.

Money and Employment

Employment

Bowdoin Labor Alliance strives to represent a diverse coalition of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members who engage with issues of class and labor in the Bowdoin community.

Maine JobLink Career Center is a free web-based job-matching and labor market information system provided as a service of the public workforce system funded by the federal government.

Grants and Loans

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) supports the start-up, expansion and growth plans of Maine’s business community.

Brunswick Development Corporation (BDC) works with Brunswick-based organizations to provide loans which support job creation and new or expanded products and services.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) is a lender and investor specializing in small and medium-sized businesses; natural resource-based industries from the farm, fishery, aquaculture, forestry, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism sectors; and community facility, commercial real estate, and affordable housing development.

Financial Literacy

CA$H Maine is a statewide collaboration of 50 partner organizations, working together to help empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability.

The Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy supports Maine teachers, administrators and counselors through statewide training, advocacy, and efforts to increase awareness of quality financial education resources and experts.

Healthcare

Doctors, Hospitals and Clinics

Mid Coast Hospital is a 93-bed full-service community hospital with more than 200 providers in more than 30 practice areas.

Mid Coast Medical Group is a group of primary and specialty care physicians affiliated with Mid Coast Hospital and located in Brunswick, Bath and Topsham.

Mid Coast Hospital Walk-In Clinic provides expert and urgent care for minor medical problems such as cuts, sprains, coughs and infections at a lower cost than a hospital emergency room or urgent care facility.

Mid Coast Senior Health provides a complete range of healthcare services and living options for seniors, including rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, long-term nursing care, and hospice.

CHANS Home Health & Hospice, part of Mid Coast-Parkview Health, is a full service, non-profit agency providing skilled home health, hospice, private duty care services, and an array of community-based wellness clinics and support services in Midcoast Maine.

Martin’s Point HealthCare is a not-for-profit healthcare organization offering family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics, as well as onsite lab and health education programs, with two locations in Brunswick.

Oasis Free Clinics provides free medical services for residents of Brunswick, Harpswell, Freeport, Durham and Sagadahoc County.

The Counseling Center of New England offers in-network sessions for psychiatric and therapy services.

Access Health is a community health coalition encouraging healthy choices in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick, and Harpswell.

Health Insurance and Consumer Information

Consumers for Affordable Health Care is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, research organization advocating for quality, affordable health care and coverage for Mainers.

The Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine is an organization of employers, trusts, hospitals, health plans, doctors and consumer groups working together to measure and report health care value so employers and their employees can purchase higher quality, more affordable healthcare.

Social Services

Community Services

Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA) (formerly Coastal Economic Development) connects people to vital services.

The Opportunity Alliance is the Community Action Agency for Cumberland County, Maine, and the state’s designated crisis services provider for Cumberland County.

United Way of Mid Coast Maine funds over 40 programs at local agencies to mobilize the caring power of communities to improve the health, education and financial stability of neighbors in need.

Senior Citizen Services

People Plus supports an engaged, healthy, and independent life for older adults.

Neighbors Inc assists the elderly allowing them to maintain their independence and remain in their own residences.

Maine Council on Aging is an organization-based membership association to advance broad public policy issues that ensure we can all live healthy, engaged and secure lives as we age in our homes and communities.

Legal Services

Maine Equal Justice Partners works to increase economic security, opportunity, and equity for people in Maine.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides free legal help to low-income people in civil cases to make a difference in meeting basic human needs or in enforcing basic rights.

Maine State Bar Association is a voluntary association of more than 3,100 member lawyers licensed to practice in Maine that advocates for lawyers, the courts, and the public.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Maine (previously the Maine Civil Liberties Union) is the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Disability Services

Independence Association provides services and support to over 400 individuals with intellectual disabilities in nine Maine counties.

Transportation

Brunswick Explorer provides public transit service throughout Brunswick.

Western Maine Transportation Services operates the Brunswick Explorer and other public transportation lines in Maine.

Communications and Media

The Times Record is a daily newspaper serving Brunswick that is now part of MaineToday Media owned by Reade Brower.

The Forecaster Coastal Journal is a weekly newspaper, formed in 2019 by combining The Forecaster and the Coastal Journal, that is now part of MaineToday Media owned by Reade Brower.

WCME Radio is a radio station offering Midcoast Maine a blend of community news, talk, weather, sports, and music at 99.5 FM, 900 AM, or online at radio9wcme.com.

The Cryer is a local family-owned and operated monthly newspaper delivered free by mail to Southern Midcoast communities since 1985.

Brunswick TV3 provides public, educational and governmental access TV for the town of Brunswick, Maine.

Education

Kindergarten through High School

The Brunswick School Department provides public education for children in Brunswick.

Region 10 Technical High School offers career and technical instruction in fifteen Maine-approved career and technical education programs for grades 9 through 12.

REAL School is a public, therapeutic, day school of the Brunswick School Department serving students in grades 5 through 12 primarily from Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec and Oxford Counties.

Community Learning for ME is volunteer driven, grassroots effort to support parents and teachers while school is not in session due to COVID-19.

Colleges

Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college with over 200 academic staff educating more than 1,800 undergraduate students.

Southern Maine Community College is a public community college with a campus in Brunswick.

Exercise and Recreation

Bath Area Family YCMA builds strong kids, strong families and strong families through its Landing YMCA facility and programs in Brunswick.

Brunswick Parks and Recreation department maintains and manages 42 parks, facilities and public spaces in Brunswick, and administers approximately 100 programs and events annually.

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust conserves the remarkable diversity of the natural heritage of Brunswick, Topsham and Bowdoin.

Animals and Pets

Midcoast Humane is one of the biggest animal shelters in Maine, operating facilities in Brunswick and Edgecomb that provide care for almost 4,000 animals every year.

Volunteering and Service

Rotary Club of Brunswick is a club that normally meets Mondays at noon in Brunswick for a lunch and a speaker from the community.

Brunswick Coastal Rotary Club is a club that normally meets Wednesdays at 6 pm in Brunswick.

OpenMaine is a local Brigade in the Code for America, which focuses on the creation and development of technological solutions to civic problems.

Disaster Response and Recovery

American Red Cross of Maine helps prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters.

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.

Worship

All Saints Parish (Catholic)

Berean Baptist

Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker)

First Parish Church United Church of Christ (Congregational)

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church in Topsham

Pathway Vineyard

Shambhala Meditation

St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick

Culture, Arts and Knowledge

Brunswick Public Art is an independent group of volunteers dedicated to fostering art in public spaces in Brunswick.

Curtis Memorial Library is a public library in downtown Brunswick.

Maine State Music Theatre is a non-profit performing arts organization in Brunswick that offers live performances during the summer in Pickard Theater on Bowdoin’s campus, and rents costumes to other theaters throughout the year.

Pejepscot History Center is dedicated to the work of preserving and sharing the history and culture of the Pejepscot Region – specifically the towns of Brunswick, Harpswell, and Topsham, Maine.

Community and Neighborhoods

NorthWest Brunswick Neighborhood Association is a network of homeowners, landlords and tenants in Brunswick, Maine, bounded by Mill Street to the north, Maine Street to the east, the railway line and Pleasant Street to the south, and Spring Street to the west.

Nextdoor.com is a privately-held company based in San Francisco that provides an online hub for exchanging information, goods and services with neighbors.