General Assistance

The Town of Somerville has many resources for its community members. A few ways we try to help is with our own little food pantry on our ramp at the town office, we partner with the Jefferson food pantry, we also have a General Assistance Program.

General Assistance Officer-Samantha Peaslee (1 year term) E-Mail: or Phone: 207-512-0496. Please reach out if you need anything, you will get a response within 24 hours.


The Municipality of Somerville administers a General Assistance program for the support of those in need. Pursuant to Title 22 MSRA §4305, the municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance and relevant statutes is available for public inspection.

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so by contacting the General Assistance Officer, Samantha Peaslee, 24 hour response is available via email at and phone response is available at 207-512-0496 with voicemail.

The municipality must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application. Applications are available at the Town Office upon request or from the GA email.

The Department of Human Services toll-free telephone number to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Program is 1-800-442-6003.

This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA Section 4304 & 4305

Somerville's Official General Assistance Ordinance

State of Maine General Municipal Assistance Ordinance


Maine Welfare Directors Association