LEWISTON — Two Lewiston-Auburn organizations were among seven that recently received grants from Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation aimed at supporting at-risk Maine children.

Tree Street Youth of Lewiston received $5,000 to support area youth through academics, the arts and athletics, while providing a safe space. The funding will allow Tree Street Youth to hire high school-age youth, known as “StreetLeaders,” to work in the center’s after-school programs with the most vulnerable kindergarten through grade five elementary students.

Safe Voices of Auburn received $2,500 to support and empower those affected by domestic violence in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties. The grant will enable Safe Voices to continue the advocacy services of its child advocate position to at-risk children up to age 18 who have been exposed to domestic violence.

The MainStreet Foundation provided $24,000 in grants for the second half of 2015. Total grants for the year, including the foundation’s annual $25K for Kids Award, was $77,780.

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