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Oxford County Community resource manual developed
RUMFORD -- Paula Paladino, director of Homeless Services at Rumford Group Homes, Inc., presented the Oxford County Community Resource Manual in May to a newly formed grassroots group called the Community Resource Coalition.
The coalition has had six meetings over the winter and spring months with a goal of developing resource centers for people in the community who wish to learn about what
services and resources exist.
Paula informed the coalition that the manual is the brainchild of University of Maine at Augusta, student intern, Ed Provencher, who completed a 32-hour per week internship at Rumford Group Homes over the spring semester. She stated “Ed did a fantastic job researching
many community organizations and resources and he worked hard to organize it in an easy to use format.”
Don Winckler, of the Moss Brook Community Church states “This is the yellow pages of community services. This is exactly what our church needs. As the Outreach Coordinator of our church, I need to know where the resources are. Now they are all in one place. This manual is gold to me.”
Rev. Anne Stanley of Christ Church states “After months of work, our Coalition now has a tangible tool which we can use to benefit those in need.”
Paula said that the resource manual is free to all those who would like a copy. It can be e-mailed to anyone who has an e-mail address. If you would like a copy of the manual, please e-mail email@example.com or call 365-3551 ext. 212.
For the past 36 years, Rumford Group Homes has served abused, neglected, and homeless children, youth and families by providing a variety of supportive services through our children’s crisis stabilization unit, housing and case management programs, homeless youth outreach services, homeless shelters, and low-income housing to those in need of treatment, housing, or support due to abuse, neglect, family crisis, homelessness or abandonment.
Last year, the agency served over 500 children, youth and families. For more information about Rumford Group Homes, call 364-3551 ext. 212 or visit their website at