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Community Concepts

Address:  PO Box 278
17-19 Market Square
South Paris, ME 04281
Location:  Satellite Office - houses Head Start and Transportation: Bass-Wilson Bldg.
284 Main Street
Wilton, ME 04294
Phone:  Regional offices (207) 743-7716 (South Paris) (207) 795-4065 (Lewiston)
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-866-5588 or 1-800-442-6382
TTY:  (207) 783-7951
E-mail:  htwomey@community-concepts.org
Website: Website
 
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
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

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

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

Healthy Community Coalition

Founded in 1989, Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is an affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network with a mission of promoting health and well-being in Franklin County and neighboring towns, including Livermore Falls.