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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.
NewsRelease Date: January 07, 2019
Member EventsFriday Feb 8, 2019Your invited to a public Valentines Dance on February 8th from 6pm-8pm Featuring Joe ''The Music Man'' Sirois Donations welcome, Refreshments served. ...read moreSunday Feb 10, 2019Please mark your calendars now for the Hope Association?s 44th Annual Snowmobile Ride-In to be held on Sunday, February 10th from 11am ? 2pm at 91 Highland Terrace in Mexico (across the street from the Mountain Valley Middle School). Please plan on joining us for a great day of great rides, great food, great fellowship and all for a GREAT Cause! Raffle Tickets are Available the day of the event, at Hope Association, The Briar Patch Greenhouse, What-Not-Shop and Good Karma. 1 for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00 Prizes are: $200 Cash $100 Cash $25.00 Cash $25 WNS Gift Certificate $25 Greenhouse Gift Certificate Plus other fabulous prizes! ...read more
Whom to Contact
- Jessica FreemanReceptionist / Admin. Assistant85 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.