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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
email:  rev.shirley@seedsofhope4me.org

Seeds of Hope, a Maine Rural State Program, supports two AmeriCorps members who manage the drop-in center, recruit and train Center volunteers, and staff the Career Resource Center. Members also work in 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. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers, who are engaged in preparing meals, sorting donated items, making referrals, and being supports to neighbors who access Center services. Other leveraged volunteers serve within the Career Center and offer mentorship and modeling for those seeking employment.