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    85 Lincoln Ave.
    Rumford, ME 04276
    (207) 364-4561
    (207) 369-0141 (fax)
    Business Hours: Monday - Friday 7a - 4p.
    Service Hours: Seven Days per week - 24 hours per day

    About Us

    The Hope Association is a group of family members, friends, and interested individuals who started a grassroots effort in 1956 to encourage and allow their family members with disabilities to live in read more
    • About

      The Hope Association is a group of family members, friends, and interested individuals who started a grassroots effort in 1956 to encourage and allow their family members with disabilities to live in and be counted on as valuable members of their own community in the Rumford and Mexico, Maine area of Northern Oxford County. The initial programs started out in education and evolved into day programs, work programs, residential and independent living programs, employment programs and now brain injury services. The Association’s services focus on providing supports for individuals with a broad variety of disabilities and helping them to focus on their many capabilities. The Association has 2 viable retail businesses: The Briar Patch Greenhouse and the What Not Shop Second Hand/Thrift store. Both of these businesses provide training and work opportunities for individuals with disabilities while raising supports for the Association’s many programs. The Hope Association’s Rural Employment Network (REN) helps individuals with disabilities to find, secure and hold on to viable work opportunities in the Oxford, Franklin and Androscoggin County areas. All of the Hope Association’s programs and services focus on an individualized, person centered approaches to helping people to achieve remarkable goals and objectives.
      Mission: As partners in our community, we will provide leadership, residential, community case management, vocational and community support services to individuals and their families through programs that enhance independence, dignity, choice and individual well-being.

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      Saturday Apr 27, 2019
      Hope Association Scrapbooking ? Crafting Benefit Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28, 2019 At 85 Lincoln Avenue Rumford, Maine 04276 For $30 you get a table for Saturday April 28th from 7am-10pm, if you would like to stay set up and come back on Sunday 7am-1pm it can be arranged, no additional fees. Come join us at Hope Association. This is the time to finish up last year?s projects and prepare for your spring and summer projects. 21 hours of scrapbooking or crafting time ?. 15 hours on Saturday and 6 more hours on Sunday to work on your scrapbooking, sewing, quilting, crocheting, or anything you choose to work on. Silent Auctions - Swap Table and 50/50? Proceeds and Donations go directly to services provided to individuals receiving supports from Hope Association. Funds support non-Medicaid reimbursable activities that enhance the lives of those we serve. One crop/crafting table w/ cushion chair - if you want to bring your own comfy chair or additional pillow, you are more than welcome. Music ? please bring personal headphones or ear buds if you bring a radio for your own listening enjoyment. Breakfast (Both days) and a healthy supper on Saturday! (Salad chicken, rice and mixed veggies) is included ? Coffee, muffins & fruit. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages. We also have a Keurig if you would like to bring your own coffee, tea or cocoa. Electricity: Will be available. Please bring your own power cord and/or power strip. Internet access Microwave and refrigerator available ...read more
    • Whom to Contact

      • Tammy James
        Receptionist / Admin. Assistant
        85 Lincoln Ave.
        Rumford, ME 04276
        Phone: (207) 364-4561
        Fax: (207) 369-0141
    • Directions

      From East / West, follow Route 2 to Rumford. We are located on Route 2 at the corner of Hancock Street and Lincoln Avenue (Old Rumford Armory). Address: 85 Lincoln Avenue, Rumford, Maine.

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