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WHCA, Washington Hancock Community Agency

About WHCA

The Washington Hancock Community Agency is a non-profit, non-governmental, private corporation, and community action program, serving Washington and Hancock counties. WHCA was incorporated in 1966 as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Board of Directors comprises one-third of its membership from the private sector; one third from the public sector; and one third from an elected sector representing people with low incomes.

Our Mission

WHCA brings community resources together to help people in Washington and Hancock counties to achieve self -sufficiency and a better quality of life.

Board of Directors

The role of Washington Hancock Community Agency's Board of Directors is to define and meet its overall responsibility by governing the Agency in a manner that is consistent with its mission and responsive to client needs. WHCA's board is composed equally of members of the public, private and elected sectors, and includes people with low incomes.  

The Board of Directors meets the last Tuesday of each month in Milbridge at 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome to attend. There is no meeting in the month of December.

WHCA Annual Report

We invite you to read our annual report. Download it now and learn more about WHCA's work in the community.

(Report is in a PDF file format.)

  • Betsy Fitzgerald, President
    Amanda Look, Treasurer
    Barbara Clark, Secretary

    Martha Beathem
    Theresa Brown
    Nikki Fox
    Brent Hartford
    Ron King
    Becky McKenna
    Kelsey Porter
    Bunny Richards
    David Sanderson
    Ruth Sousa
    Richard Strout
    Joan Weber



Extended Time for Certain LIHEAP Applications

Do you get SNAP benefits and live in a rental that includes heat?  In order ...
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Upcoming Veterans Resource Fairs

WHCA is hosting two Veterans Resource fairs, one in East Machias on Saturday April 18, ...
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Upcoming Senior Legal Clinic

If you are age 60 and over and have legal questions, you can get them ...
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WABI TV5 Reports on Homelessness in Washington and Hancock Counties

This week WABITV 5 is airing a two part story on homelessness in Washington and ...
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Thank you for making Warm a Winters Night IV event a big success!

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus, the Crown Vics, the Trish Mason Band, Bobbi ...
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Fund Supports Laid Off Bucksport Verso Workers

With the support of local unions, the Washington Hancock Community Agency is pleased to announce ...
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Ellsworth Chamber uses Ugly Sweaters to raise money for THAW Fund

The Ellsworth Area Chamber is asking all businesses, city departments, schools, and nonprofits to wear ...
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St Dunstan's donates to THAW

The parishioners of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church are pleased to present a check for $4,100 ...
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