Specific Needs Program

The Specific Needs Program targets needy children and elderly people trying to make ends meet. We quickly realized that in addition to elderly people, many single parents and families also struggle to pay rent, get their cars repaired and keep their children provided with clothes, medical attention, and necessary supplies. We are able to assist them through the Specific Needs Program of COS. Most requests are screened through the General Assistance Offices of the three towns. We provide eye exams and glasses, clothing, medical attention, car repairs, rent, utility bill payments, gasoline and other such specific needs to those who really need emergency help.

Specific Needs Program

  • responds to requests for help for children from school nurses, social workers as well as requests from others for community individuals in need.
  • provides such assistance with eye exams and glasses, summer camp scholarships, clothing, medical attention, car repairs, rent, utility bill payments, gasoline, etc.
  • requests are referred to us through the General Assistance offices of the three towns (Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel), social workers, and church pastors.