Support Asylum Seekers

As many have read in recent newspaper articles, there are many asylum seekers in Portland who are staying at our Family Shelter and the Warming Center and Overflow spaces that the City of Portland provides. Many have asked how they can provide support. The City will use any monetary donations received to provide shelter/housing assistance and basic human necessities.

If you wish to donate food or other supplies please contact Social Services by phone at 207-775-7911.

Ways to donate

In Person

City Manager's Office
Room 208
389 Congress Street
Portland City Hall
Portland, ME 04101

City of Portland Social Services Office
196 Lancaster Street
Portland, ME 04101

By Mail


Send checks to:
City of Portland
City Managers Office, Room 208
389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

City of Portland Social Services
196 Lancaster Street
Portland, ME 04101

*Please write in the memo field "to support asylum seekers".

By Phone


To donate by phone call the City Manager's Office at 207-874-8685 or the Social Services Office at 207-775-7911 


Online through PayPal