Portland, Maine

Hope Acts
85 High Street
Portland, ME 04101

Sue Rudalevige, suerudalevige@gmail.com 

Hope.Gate.Way Tel.207.899.2435

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words

And never stops at all.”
- Emily Dickinson

Every day we meet friends new to Portland, to Maine, and to the United States. Inspired by their deep faith and commitment to beginning a new life here, Hope Acts organizes and leads educational and cultural events to raise awareness, strengthen relationships, invite support, and celebrate the culture of people from around the world. If you are new to this part of the world, know that at Hope Acts you will feel the warm embrace of hospitality, hope, and healing.

If you are an immigrant seeking legal assistance, call 207.899.2435

If you’re interested in learning more or serving, email Sue Rudalevige.


Springfield, Massachusetts

Trinity UMC
361 Sumner Avenue Springfield, MA 01108

Jim Mackie, Coordinator 413.386.9951 jfonspringfield@gmail.com 

As a neighborhood church, Trinity is committed to helping all people who want to become active, vital members of the community. Trinity works toward justice for all. 

We are located right next to the main entrance of Forest Park on Summer Avenue. The city bus stops directly in front of the church.

Services Available:

  • Free legal advice
  • Advice on where to go for help with health issues
  • Where to go for ESL classes
  • Where to enroll children in public school
  • Assistance for school uniforms
  • Hospitality - support, compassion and a listening ear.

To Make An Appointment: 

  • Phone: 413-386-9951
  • Email: jfonspringfield@gmail.com

Woburn, Massachusetts 

Woburn UMC
523 Main St
Woburn, MA 01801


Due to caseloads, we cannot take any new clients for now. Please check our website for an updates.

Serving the Boston area, the Woburn, JFON clinic is based in the United Methodist Church at 523 Main Street. A small city located northeast of Boston, Woburn is situated in a region with some of the highest percentages of immigrants per population of any place in Massachusetts. What's more, immigrants in this area come from an enormous variety of countries over five continents. The hope and the challenge is to be able to serve the immigration legal needs of this diversity of immigrants.