Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center!
Welcome To SEEDS OF HOPE
In Biddeford, Maine
The Drop-In Center is a welcoming space with trained volunteers who respond to the needs of our “neighbors” with compassionate care.
We are a place to “hang out” with friends, share a meal, seek help in finding employment, and accessing a variety of resources, both onsite and through referral.
Our 2020 Reach
During normal operations we serve meals to 60-80 people/day to 250+ unique individuals and offer a wide range of in-person services. Since mid-March 2020 when the pandemic began we have tracked the services as follows:
to 400+ unique individuals
with employment services
with housing-related/homeless supports
We Need Your Help!
Small non-profits depend on businesses, foundations, and individuals to contribute to our mission by volunteering, donating clothing and household goods, and making financial contributions. If you would like to donate seasonal clothing and/or household goods, personal care items or camping equipment, please call 571-9601 and ask for our Assistant Director, Michael. He will review our needs and arrange for you to drop them off.
As is the case with most non-profits, our primary need is raising the funds to sustain our programs, maintain the physical plant and support our qualified staff and volunteers. If you’re interested in making a financial contribution, please click the Donate button.
All of the services provided at Seeds of Hope are a direct result of listening to our neighbors and responding or seeking partnerships in order to meet those needs. Our overarching desire is that our neighbors achieve their highest level of independence and experience a sense of belonging.
SOH Join SEEDS OF HOPE
We are looking for mature, positive volunteers to staff the drop-in center functions (open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) of the Neighborhood Center. Successful volunteers will be comfortable meeting a diversity of individuals, willing to build supportive and encouraging relationships, preparing continental breakfast/lunch buffet and serving those who enter the center for assistance or companionship.
Seeds of Hope combines its friend-raising and fundraising activities to help educate our supporters about our work and the lives they are helping to support, and to allow us to show our gratitude for all they ways they have become partners in our mission. Please join us at one of our Events and join our family of supporters.
Join us for our Annual Seeds of Hope Hero 5k! For the health and safety of our participants, this year’s event will be held virtually. When you participate in this fundraising event, you become a hero to everyone at the Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center. Don’t delay, be our hero today! (Dressing up as your favorite hero is highly encouraged.)
Do the 5K any time between May 22 and June 5 and email your picture to SOHBiddefordfundraising@gmail.com and we’ll post it here and on our website.
Click to learn more about our activities and our impact in the community.