Mission: Community Concepts, Inc. is a community based not-for-profit organization serving people throughout western Maine. The Board of Directors is an all-volunteer group of area residents representing private, public, and low income sectors of the population. The mission of Community Concepts is to "coordinate, to collaborate, and to focus resources to help people in need build opportunities for a better tomorrow." Community Concepts, Inc. achieves its mission through a variety of program activities, which focus in the areas of social services, children's services, housing services, volunteerism, and corporate accountability.
Programs: Transportation - providing thirteen million miles of service annually, this program operates primarily with volunteer drivers. This program serves eligible riders with travel needs associated with medical needs, and provides specialized services to schools and private organizations in need of transportation services. Transportation - providing thirteen million miles of service annually, this program operates primarily with volunteer drivers. This program serves eligible riders with travel needs associated with medical needs, and provides specialized services to schools and private organizations in need of transportation services.
children's services - this program serves pre-school children with head start and early head start services at a variety of locations throughout oxford and franklin counties. It also provides center day care and support for home day care providers.
housing & energy - this program provides needy families with home replacement or repair services including a furnace program, lead inspection services, and several energy saving programs including a home insulation program. Additionally,the program has helped over 222 new homeowners build or rehab and own their homes through the self help housing program.
I have had experience with community concepts and they dont have enough parking nor safe parking as it resides in the middle of a 4 way area in market square of south paris me. This woman at the front table helped me make Christmas possible for my child in a time of struggle and need. These people whom may not have a huge check to go home with at night, help others whom are finding it hard to get heat, gifts for christmas, housing for elderly and low income families. They even help couples together whom make a low pay grade, build there own home. They build there own home and there neighbors whom you help, help you. This is all possible because of the members of community concepts. They are hero's in my opinion. Lets give back. Without them many people would have alot of sadness and maybe no place to call home. I am greatful for what these members do.
This agency is funded mostly by the feds and State of Maine. Unfortunately, their executives are very overpaid - especially when compared to the front line workers who make peanuts. The administration has been in total disarray since the CEO of 30 years left. Lots of infighting and an unwillingness to bring in new blood to help direct the organization in a shrinking govt funding situation.