MCFSS – Multicultural Community and Family Support Services is a unique non-profit community organization. The goal of our organization is to help as many individuals as we can so that they, too, can live better lives in the community. We tackle on various concerns regarding mental and behavioral health, finances, education, economical self-reliance, and more. Our organization was also formed so that we can encourage the members of our communities to join forces and help each other. As a nonprofit organization that facilitates change, we aspire to become the beacon of hope and inspiration for all.
MCFSS’ core mission is to serve the needs of ALL nationalities and the diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds of the residents of Twin Cities Lewiston/Auburn, MAINE. MCFSS supports mental health, education, social justice, nutritional health, economical self-reliance, social stability, and youth programming of ALL its residents. We believe in a MULTI-CULTURAL, MULTI-ETHNIC, and MULTI-INTEGRATIONAL approach of community organizing.
Our Vision is to work at the roots of all communities to create a healthy environment in which MAINERS and NEW MAINERS can thrive and work together peacefully.
Our core values commitment is the foundation of all that we do, care for; MCFSS upholds the following core values: diversity, integrity, excellence, empowerment, equality.
- Diversity: We know that by embracing differences, actively including a variety of voices and joining together we can solve the world’s most complex problems.
- Integrity: We are accountable to our people of our communities and our partners we humbly serve, transparently sharing our results, stories and lessons.
- Excellence: We challenge ourselves to the highest level of learning and performance, tapping the best of the human spirit to create impact.
- Empower: We believe that empowering the people of our communities, our team and partners we are bringing everyone to work together for a better society.
- Equality: We believe in the equal value of every human being and the importance of respecting and honoring each individual we know that change happens through people.
We have been located at 292 Bates Street for five years in the same building as the Police Community Resource Office and the B Street Health Clinic. We have close relationship with both of these important organizations. Our main goal all these years is to work with all immigrants in Lewiston/ Auburn as well as the local population. Even before we organized into a nonprofit organization, we saw that there were more than ten emerging ethnic based community organizations and every single one of them was only for their own ethnic identity. We did not believe in that way of organizing or thinking or behaving. We decided the start an organization that was multicultural, multiethnic, and multi-integrational. We did not see the white people as the enemy or the fixer; we saw all communities working together to make the City a better place for everyone. Even the Somali community was divided among themselves. The Somalis from the large clans were divided in all sub-clan based. The Somali Bantu were separated and still discriminated against by the sub-clans just like back home. We were very distressed by this situation. The white boys refused to let the Somali boys on the soccer field; the Somali boys discriminated against the Bantu boys. It was getting worse and worse. So, we decided to start a Multicultural organization that served the needs of ALL residents.
Our project is based on that philosophy: From all of us by all of us and for all of us regardless of status or country of origin.
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