Saco & Biddeford Savings Donates to Friendship Hill House

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution a leader in community banking and proponent of providing support to the community they serve is giving back with a donation of $1,000 to Volunteer of America Northern New England’s Friendship Hill House on Wednesday, December 13th.

Volunteers of America Northern New England's Intensive Residential Treatment & Housing is a program for individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. This program has 9 apartments in Biddeford. Intensive Residential Treatment offers the skills and support needed by men and women who experience mental illness so that they may live as independently as possible in the community. The focus is to structure life in a way that best promotes growth and wellness in a home environment.

Clients are encouraged to cope with the challenges of everyday living with increased independence by developing daily living skills, obtaining education, and learning how to manage symptoms with an individual treatment plan.

The donation provided from Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution will aid in the renovation of the laundry room providing a comfortable place for residents.

"We are proud to support Volunteers of America in furthering their efforts to provide valuable resources to those who need it most," said Amanda Lutz, Community Relations Assistant at SBSI. "At Saco and Biddeford Savings, we look for opportunities to strengthen the communities in which we live and contributing to the Friendship Hill House allows us to do just that."

“Saco & Biddeford Savings is a longtime partner and supporter of our programs,” said Michael Coon, Vice President of External Relations at Volunteers of America Northern New England. “We are grateful for their continued support in helping create an inviting home for our residents.”

Founded in 1827, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution has been in business longer than any other bank in Maine. With branches located in Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland and Westbrook. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution has contributed more than $3.5 million to area organizations over the last 10 years.

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