Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry

FAEM/ECU HEAT
PO Box 147
Farmington, ME 04938
Member Churches: Fairbanks Union. Farmington Friends Meeting, Old South Church, Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Shorey Chapel-Industry, St. Joseph's Parish, Trinity United Methodist Church, First Congregational UCC

Description

A group of eight churches in the Farmington-Industry-Wilton area working together and with partners to help servce Franklin County neighbors in need. FAEM partners with MCA to administer heating and housing assistance funds. 

Hours

The Warming Center is open January,February, March on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-2

Services

The Warming Center meets in Farmington at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church (Academy Street) or at St. Joseph's Parish Hall (Middle Street) on Tuesdays. First Congregational Church (Old South, located on Main Street) hosts the Warming Center on selected Thursdays each winter. The Warming Center is open January,February, March on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-2. In addition, free lunch is offered along with puzzles, cards, games, and cribbage. 

 

ECU HEat serves any low-income resident of Franklin County, by preoviding one 50-gallon fuel delivery (or equivalent in solid fuel) per household per heating season (November 1 - March 31). Oil, kerosene, wood, pellets, propane are all delivered by the applicant's regular fuel vendor. Each applicant fills in the "50 for $50" appluication with needed information, attaches a $50 money order payable to the fuel vendor, and delivers or mails the form to WMCA for processing. A delivery is made as soon as the fuel vendor si in the neighborhood again. The balance due for that delivery is paid by ECU HEAT, using funds raised by FAEM for that purpose.

 

The Housing Assistance Ministry is funded by FAEM member churches for the benefit of low-income neighbors in Franklin County who need a helping hand with rent or a security deposit. The funds are administered by the Community Support specialist at WMCA, who may be reached by calling 208-860-4459 to request assistance or email jfrost@wmca.org

 

At the determination of WMCA, a Housing Assistance Fund (HAF) grant of up to $200 may be sent directly to the landlord on behalf of the applicant.Recipients will not be eligible again for a HAF grant for another five years. HAF is not a loan fund, so the grant does not need to be returned. It does need to be applied to a rental unit located in Franklin County. It must also be the final $200 needed to meet the required payment. The name of the landlord, the address of the rental unit, and exact payee information must be provided to WMCA.

 

FAEM is usually able to provide 8-10 Housing Assistance grants per year.

Clients

FAEM/ECU HEAT serves residents of Franklin County in need of emergency fuel assistance or housing assistance.