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Dear Friends,

If you are in the Portland area, please come to a "A Concert of Hope" performed by social justice chorus, Women in Harmony. Hope Acts has been chosen as a partner for this concert, so we'll have an opportunity to briefly speak about our special asylum seeker community.  
 
I was given a sneak preview of the lyrics to these songs of Hope. They are so powerful, especially during these tumultuous times. For example, I LOVE this refrain in "Room at the Table" by Carrie Newcomer:

No matter where you are, no matter where you’re from,
There is room at the table for everyone.
Here and now we can be the beloved community.
There is room at the table for everyone.
 
Thank you, Women in Harmony. We are delighted to be part of your beloved community.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the concerts this Friday, January 18th at 7:30 pm or Saturday, January 19th at 4:00 pm at Woodford Congregational Church in Portland. 

With gratitude,

Martha Stein
Executive Director
 

Hope House ASAP

Asylum Seeker Assistance Program

No appointment needed
 

  • Housing search and applications
  • Job search and applications
  • Reading and understanding English mail & documents
  • Making appointments, finding other services and resources, and managing a schedule.
 
  • *Please note: we CANNOT help with asylum applications*

Come to Hope House, 14 Sherman Street, 12-3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  *French and Portuguese translation available*

Questions? Contact the Program Manager, Carolyn Graney, at 207-274-6005, carolyn@hopeacts.org

 

Wrapping up the Holiday Season!
Hope House residents and friends were treated to a visit to Victoria Mansion (photo above). Many other acts of kindness were bestowed upon us during the holidays. Thanks to the many "Friends of Hope House" who bought new blankets for Hope House residents. We also greatly appreciate the bags of gifts for each resident from the middle and high school youth group of Hope Gate Way, Woodfords Congregational Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and St. Luke's Cathedral. Everyone loved digging through the bags and finding handmade cards, snacks, warm socks, bus passes and more. You warmed hearts and lifted spirits!

We also appreciate all of you have made generous financial gifts to Hope Acts. You are making a difference in the lives of New Mainers. 
Shopping on Amazon.com? Please go to smile.amazon.com and choose Hope Acts. We will receive .05% of your purchase as a donation from Amazon.  THANK YOU!
Here's a really easy way to help Hope Acts!  Would you CLYNK for us?  If you would be willing to turn your recyclables into a donation for Hope Acts (in Maine -- bottles and cans that include a deposit), send an email to martha@hopeacts.org with your mailing address and we'll send you a few bar-coded bag stickers. Put the sticker on a CLYNK bag, fill and return the bag to a participating Hannaford supermarket.  THANK YOU.

Thank you, in advance, for your financial support of Hope Acts. Your donation today provides housing, classes, and a sense of community for immigrants, allowing them to achieve their goals for a successful future. Please visit hopeacts.org/give or mail a check to Hope Acts, PO Box 7615, Portland ME 04112.
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