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Why Support Community Concepts?

Community Concepts (CCI) is a Community Action Agency and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been supporting residents in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties since 1965. CCI helps more than 20,000 people every year through more than 95 diverse programs.

Your donation helps us fulfill our mission to strengthen individuals, families and communities in western Maine by providing diverse programs, engaging in strategic partnerships and through advocacy that addresses the barriers to promote economic opportunities for all.

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131,130 meals provided through our Child and Adult Care Food Program.

664 households served by our Covid Social Supports Program.

10,247 LIHEAP applications processed, and 1,676 households served by the Emergency Fuel Assistance Program.

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2022 Community Impact

2,158 home visits by Maine Families staff with 213 families enrolled.

$1,033,729 lent to small businesses by Community Concepts Finance Corporation

$28,614,458.20 distributed by the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and 9,616 households served.

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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

The Paul Gauvreau Legacy Fund

On April 7, 2020, the world lost a dedicated public servant, Paul Gauvreau. Because of Paul’s passion and dedication to the community, Community Concepts has teamed up with the Gauvreau family to create the Paul Gauvreau Legacy Fund.

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Other Ways to Give

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Planned Giving & Employee Match

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Become a Community Concepts Volunteer!

Community Concepts is always looking for volunteers to help us achieve our mission and take care of our community members. Contact us to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how to get started.

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News & Events

Events

Community Baby Shower – October 5th

Community Concepts is hosting a Community Baby Shower on Thursday, October 5th – and you’re invited!

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Our Services

Community Concepts provides a vast array of resources and services grouped within five different focus areas. Explore each one to learn how we set Maine families up for success.

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Children & Family

Headstart, Parenting Education, Child Welfare, School-Based Services, and more. See how Community Concepts helps support and educate children and their families.

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Housing & Energy

Explore services and support for homeowners, future homebuyers, and renters. Learn about purchasing a home, homebuilding, energy efficiency, and more.

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Financial Services

The Community Concepts Finance Corporation offers business loans, community wifi installation, homebuyer education classes, and much more.

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