LEWISTON – New Life Community Center held a Community Awareness Open House on June 19 to bring awareness to the community that there are many organizations in the area working to help residents in need.

Among those participating were the Abused Woman’s Advocacy, A Family for Me, Volunteers of America, Red Cross and Hope House for unwed mothers. The Lewiston Fire Department was on site for a couple of hour along with WMSJ Joy 89.3 doing a live broadcast.

The center distributed a questionnaire asking residents how the center could better serve them and what residents had for skills and talents to return to the community through the center programs. The response was positive.

As a result, the center will focus on affordable day care, temporary child care and Saturday drop-in care. The staff is also looking into offering board and sports game tournaments and weight /wellness workshops.

The center is starting a scholarship fund of $1,000 for a Lewiston High School student for the 2005 graduating class. Details are still being discussed. Watch for fund-raising efforts to support the scholarship.

For more information on activities or to get involved and make a difference in the community, call Thelma at 782-1112 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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