The heads of a women’s organization and a group that aids runaways and homeless youth, both based in in Lewiston, are expected to be honored by U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II at a ceremony in Portland later this week.

United Somali Women of Maine Executive Director Fatuma Hussein and New Beginnings Executive Director Robert Rowe are listed among those whose achievements will be recognized for their deep commitment to assisting all victims of crime, particularly children.

“This award ceremony is designed to raise awareness about the rights and needs of such crime victims, the challenges that victims face in the recovery process, and the positive impact of those who provide services and support to these victims,” Delahanty, a former Maine Superior Court justice, said in a written statement.

New Beginnings serves Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. Hussein’s group is based in Lewiston.

These social service providers will be presented awards at the annual law enforcement recognition ceremony that recognizes federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers who have performed outstanding service in investigations and have served the people of Maine in an exemplary fashion.


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