Last Updated; September 25, 2014

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

75 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, ME 04101
774-6323 (V/TTY)
761-8460 (FAX)

Matt Hickey, Executive Director, Healthcare Business Unit
Website: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

Caron Street House

26 Caron Street
Portland, ME 04103
207-766-7088 (VP)
797-8046 (V/TTY)
797-9117 (FAX)

Melissa Westhoven, Program Manager

Opened in 1986, this residential program provides a variety of psychosocial services for four deaf individuals with intellectual disabilities. Supports include independent living skills training, case management and personal care. The use of community resources is emphasized, and most residents work in the Portland area and take advantage of the social and recreational opportunities that the area offers. Residents are involved in all aspects of the program, including involvement in the operation of the home, planning activities and the selection and evaluation of support staff.

Community Integration Services for the Deaf (CISD) – Mental Health Case Management

175 Lancaster Street, Suite 221
Mailing: 185 Lancaster Street
Portland, ME 04101

Sharlene Adams, Senior Director of Clinical Services
761-8402 (V)
207-671-3565 (V/Text)

Barry Martin, LSW, MHRT/C, Case Manager
207-766-7077 (VP)
207-523-0000 (V/Text)
207-370-3901 (V/TTY)
207-761-8460 (FAX)

Lisa Rouelle, MHRT/C, Case Manager
347-967-5848 (VP)
207-775-5891 (V/Text)
207-761-2460 (FAX)

Established in July of 1996, this program provides an array of support services to persons who are Deaf and experiencing mental illness. It is designed for those who live in the community and desire supports that are flexible in nature. Staff is available to help assess service needs and design a system of supports that will allow the individual to live as independently as they wish.

Goodwill LifeWorks Deaf Services

125 John Roberts Road, Unit 11
South Portland, ME 04106
553-9888 (V/FAX)

Glenda Wilson, Director of LifeWorks Services
207-400-0771 (V/Text)

Karin Stark, Program Manager of LifeWorks Services
207-420-1865 (V/Text)

Marsha Ames, Program Manager of LifeWorks Services
207-773-0823 (V)
207-272-8808 (V/Text)

The program provides support to deaf adults with intellectual disabilities in accessing social, recreational and educational opportunities in the community during the day. A wide variety of activities and classes are offered and led by deaf instructors and/or instructors who are skilled in American Sign Language or instructors with interpreters.

Group Main Stream (GMS)

15 Saunders Way, Suite 500-G
Westbrook, Me. 04092
523-5170 (V)
221-5529 (VP)

Jess Irish, Director of Operations

Martin Golden, Community Case Manager

Group Main Stream (GMS) is a non-profit organization that has provided residential supports for people with intellectual disabilities, including those who are deaf, since 1981. In 2012, GMS began providing case management services for anyone with an intellectual disability. The Case Management Department at GMS can use American Sign Language, visual gestural techniques, communication devices or English. GMS can provide Community Case Management services in Cumberland, York, Oxford, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties.

Ascentria Community Services formerly Lutheran Social Services

39 Mechanic Street, Suite 300
Westbrook, ME 04092
797-3935 (V)
766-7032 (VP)
797-8149 (FAX)
Website: Ascentria formerly Lutheran Social Services

Zoe Sweet, Director

Julie Novack, Deaf Services, Program Manager

Deaf Services Coordinator/Educational Interpreting Program:

Tracey Frederick, Deaf Services Coordinator

Deaf Services Residential Programs:

Robie Street Program

46 Robie Street
Gorham, ME 04038
766-7153 (VP)

Main Street Program

632 Main Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
213-1638 (V)

Town Farm Program

71 Town Farm Road
Buxton, ME 04093
929-1632 (V)
710-0685 (VP)

Medical Care Development

11 Parkwood Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

DonnaLee Cloutier
622-7566, ext. 241 (TTY/V)
621-2920 (FAX)

Bishop House

11 Bishop Drive
Windham, ME 04062
892-8529 (TTY)
1-866-948-0094 (VP) or 892-0446 (V/VP)
892-9499 (FAX)

Opened in 2002, this totally accessible one-level home creates a structured environment that helps individuals with a diagnosis of intellectual disabilities, hearing loss, deafness and behavioral and emotional challenges feel safe and supported. The home provides individuals with a communication-rich environment in which each person will be recognized for his or her unique style of communication.

Mobius, Inc.

319 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
David Lawlor, Director
563-3511 (V)
563-3864 (TTY)

Providing case management, crisis assessment, residential, day and employment services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. American Sign Language and visual gestural communication training provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing clients and staff working with them. Section 21 funded Non-traditional Communication Services (visual gestural) to non-Mobius clients may be provided depending on location.

Mobius Communication Assessment Project

Romy Spitz, Ph.D., DHHS-OADS Consultant, Deafness & Non-Traditional Communication
1 Mackworth Island
Falmouth, ME 04105
207-747-0532 (VP)
207-450-5984 (Text)
797-2387 (FAX)

This project provides visual gestural (gesture/signing) and mixed modes of communication information, resources, assessment and referrals for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are deaf, deaf blind, hard of hearing or hearing but nonverbal and are being served by the Department of Health and Human Services. Training and workshops in visual gestural communication and working with consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available on a limited basis. Consultation services to improve consumer's communication are also available on a limited basis and may be reimbursed under the MaineCare Waiver.

Motivational Services, Inc. (MoCo)

P.O. Box 229
Augusta, ME 04330
626-3465 (V)
626-3469 (FAX)

Sunrise Program (MoCo)

P.O. Box 229
Augusta, ME 04330
Christy Daskoski, Director of Residential Services
207-226-7269 (VP)
624-0530 (V/TTY)
626-3473 (FAX)

Sunrise Services is a residential program serving deaf individuals with mental illness. The program assists residents in developing everyday living skills and necessary skills for integration into the community. Twenty-four-hour staff is available to support five individuals who live in their on-site apartments. Staffed by both hearing and deaf workers, American Sign Language (ASL) and visual gestural communication (VGC) are the primary means of communication.

Sunrise Program (MoCo)

P.O. Box 229
Augusta, ME 04330
623-2279 (V), Ext. #0 for the receptionist
623-2434 (V), Med. Clinic Office

Kathryn Temple, Program Administrator
Carolyn Fairservice, Mental Health Services Coordinator
Melanie Sweet, Case Manager
Anne Berry, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor

Case management services are available to individuals in the community in addition to the residents of the Sunrise Program.

Motivational Services Training Center

71 Hospital Street
Augusta, ME 04330
623-2279 Ext. 2405 (V)

Chele Fuller, Training and Development Manager

Classes offered to the community include: CRMA, Mandt, CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, MHSS (MHRT), Diabetes, Food Safety and Caring for the Aging.

Penobscot Valley Industries

68 Hillside Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
941-2898 (V/TTY)
941-2914 (FAX)

Day program for adults with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.

Petra Home

27 Columbia Road
Waterville, ME 04901
873-4903 (V/TTY)
873-4914 (FAX)

This is a supported living home for two Deaf persons with intellectual disabilities. Staff use sign language and visual gestural communication to teach the residents independent living skills.

Port Resources

280B Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106-6940
828-0048 (V/TTY)
772-3743 (FAX)

Port Resources is a nonprofit organization providing residential and support services for individuals with intellectual disabilities in York and Cumberland counties. Port Resources is committed to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to live rich and fulfilling lives in their communities.

Project for Supported Living

1011 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
879-0847 (V/TTY)

The mission of the Project for Supported Living is to empower persons (Deaf as well as hearing) with intellectual disabilities who live in the community by offering social and emotional support in the context of a multi-service resource center. Specific services for the Deaf include: promotion of personal choice regarding services, individualized communication development for consumers, integration with the Deaf Community, sign language training for all supporters, sign language class to members at the drop-in center, weekly support group, 24-hour emergency support, and access to interpreters when needed.


P.O. Box 65
St. Albans, ME 04971
938-4615 (V)
938-2693 (FAX)
Contact: Pam Erskine