Seeds of Hope AmeriCorps*
Primary Contact: Rev. Shirley Bowen
Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center
35 South St., Biddeford, ME 04005-2473
phone: (207) 283-1783
Seeds of Hope, a Maine Rural State program, supports two AmeriCorps members who manage the drop-in center, recruit and train Center volunteers, staff the Career Resource Center. Members also work actively addressing the needs of the homeless in Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and surrounding communities in York County.
The AmeriCorps members enable expansion of both the services offered by the Center and the client base. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers, who are engaged in preparing meals for clients, sorting donated items, making referrals, and being supports to neighbors who access Center services. Other leveraged volunteers serve within the Career Center teaching the WorkReady curriculum and offering mentorship and modeling for those seeking employment.