Developmental Services - Case Management - Certified Provider

Community Case Management Provider Information - Independence Association

Date: 02/21/2012

Agency Name: Independence Association

Location: 643 Lewiston Road, Topsham, ME 04086

Contact Person: Teresa Valente, LCSW   Program Manager of Case Management Services

Telephone #:  207-725-2088  ext 2221 or toll-free 1-877-653-4760  ext 2221

E-Mail Address:  tvalente@iaofmaine.org

Web Site Address: www.independenceassociation.org

Description of Services:The Adult Community Case Management (CCM) program of Independence Association provides comprehensive case management services to adults living with developmental disabilities.  Our goal is to support people in achieving a full and inclusive life in their chosen community.  We accomplish this goal utilizing a team approach to assist the individual in developing a Person Centered Plan with meaningful and attainable goals based on the strengths, needs and desires of the individual that  the team is supporting.  We strive to assist the individual in developing a system of natural supports that will help the individual move towards independence in the community of their choice. Home, program and community visits are an essential part of this service.  Representative Payee Services are available free of charge for all individuals served by Independence Association.  This service includes assistance to individuals in managing their funds, assisting with budgeting goals and assistance in meeting their monthly financial obligations.  Independence Association Community Case Managers also assist the individual in completing all documentation to ensure the continuation of benefits. 

The Community Case Management Program operates in the greater Brunswick, Lewiston-Auburn areas which includes all of Sagadahoc and  Androscoggin counties and portions of Cumberland, Lincoln, and Kennebec counties.

Eligibility for case management service is determined by the Office of Adults with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities.  Referrals may be made directly to the agency at the above listed contact numbers.