Hope Acts is pleased to announce their recent grant awards from Maine Initiatives, Maine Community Foundation, Maine Health Access Foundation, and Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust.

Hope Acts is a nonprofit that provides housing, English classes and other resources to support immigrants as they transition to life in the Greater Portland area and pursue their dreams of a successful future. Since its founding, Hope Acts has housed 80+ asylum seekers at Hope House and assisted hundreds of others through classes and individualized assistance.

Due to the generous support of the community, Hope Acts is able to continue providing these necessary services. In 2021 alone, Hope Acts processed over 1,200 work permit applications allowing asylum seekers to legally work in the U.S, and had over 200 students from 25 countries enrolled in their virtual English classes.

“Hope Acts is grateful for these gifts that allow the organization to meet the needs of the increasing asylum seeker population in greater Portland,” said Martha Stein, Executive Director of Hope Acts “This support, along with donations from businesses, individuals and faith communities provides the means for Hope Acts to provide housing, individualized support services and English classes throughout the year.”

The recent awards are as follows:

Maine Initiatives – $15,000
Maine Community Foundation – $10,000
Maine Health Access Foundation – $10,000
Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust – $7,500.