From today’s Lewiston Sun Journal
NORWAY — A group of representatives from charities, churches and towns helping homeless and near-homeless people has a tentative name now and a more focused mission.
The Oxford County Community Resource Coalition aims to direct homeless and nearly homeless people to resources and outreach workers who can help.
The group plans to create a resource manual to direct people in need to the appropriate sources for food and mental health services, among other things.
The coalition began when the Rev. Anne Stanley, rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Norway, noticed an increase in people coming to her church asking for financial help. She said more homeless teens and families have been coming in since the fall, and she wanted to be able to direct those she couldn’t help, those looking for shelter and those who hadn’t asked local town governments for General Assistance.