Community Concepts

PO Box 278
17-19 Market Square
South Paris, ME 04281
Satellite Office - houses Head Start and Transportation
Bass-Wilson Bldg.
284 Main Street
Wilton, ME 04294

Hours

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Services

Since 1965, Community Concepts, Inc. has offered a variety of housing, economic development and social services for the communities of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties of Maine. These services support both the basic needs of low income families and promotes self-sufficiency.

Services offered: Fuel/Energy Assistance Parent/Children Teenagers Homebuyers Home Owners Emergency Help Renters Transportation Businesses Money Management Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Clients

Satellite offices: Wilton Bass Office, 284 Main St. 1-877-427-1251 or (207) 645-9514 (HeadStart) (207) 645-3284 HeadStart Locations: Farmington 103 Deerfield Lane (207) 778-0075 Jay Route 4 (207) 897-4258 New Sharon Cape Cod School, 11 School Lane (207) 778-0395 Phillips Mt. Abram, 64 Dodge Road,(207) 639-5712 RSU #73 Pre-K 9 Cedar Street, Livermore Falls

Fees

Most programs are at no cost. Self help Home Building Program has fees: No down payment, low mortgage payments, instant equity (up to $20,000), interest rates as low as 1%, low closing costs, energy efficient, 3 Bedrooms.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Drivers: Volunteer drivers bring children, families, adults, seniors, veterans and cancer patients to their medical appointments. Schedules are flexible. Earn extra income of $.41 per mile to help those in your communities. Must be 20 or older, have a clean, reliable car and a safe driving record. Requires two days of training. Contact: ahutter@community-concepts.org to become a volunteer driver.

Self-Help Volunteers: Volunteers can work with homeowners to help build homes in the Self-Help program. Contact msampson@community-concepts.org for information on this volunteer opportunity.

Big Brothers Big Sisters need two types of volunteers in Androscoggin and Oxford Counties •Community-based mentoring is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship, where Bigs and Littles get together on their own to share fun activities they both enjoy. Matches meet for a total of six hours a month. •In school-based mentoring programs, Bigs and Littles meet for one-to-one mentoring in the classroom, school library, school computer room, or other set location. Bigs and Littles typically meet once a week to read together, play sports or board games, or simply talk about life and personal issues – just as friends do.

To become a Big Brother or Big Sister contact dblanchard@community-concepts.org Bowl for Kids Sake: is a yearly fundraiser that raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Get together a team to bowl, or just volunteer at one of the events in Androscoggin and OxfordCounties. To form a team or volunteer at one of the events contact htwomey@community-concepts.org