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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.
Member EventsSaturday Oct 12, 2019The River Valley Rotary Club’s Annual Oktoberfest Craft Fair will be held indoors at Hope Association on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9am to 2pm. This event supports the Rotary Club’s mission to enhance literacy in our community. Hundreds of books are available for all ages. There will be a variety of crafters selling their homemade treasures. Each child attending will be able to play games for 25 cents and pick a FREE book from the Children’s Room. If you haven’t found that special gift, you are sure to find it here. There will be a cookie walk and raffles with something for everyone. Drawings will be at the end of the day. You do not need to be present to win. A delicious pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30am - 10:30am, lunch from 11am -2pm, and free fresh coffee all day. This event is sponsored by River Valley Rotary and Hope Association. Proceeds help support their missions, scholarships, the Interact Youth Club, and special projects and outings for those that attend Hope. ...read more
Whom to Contact
- Tammy JamesAccounts Receivable85 Lincoln Ave.Rumford, ME 04276Phone: (207) 364-4561Fax: (207) 369-0141
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.