Resource Guide: RESIDENTIAL SUPPORTS & COMMUNICATION ASSESSMENTS

Last Updated; September 20, 2021

ASCENTRIA Community Services

39 Mechanic Street, Suite 100
Westbrook, ME 04092
207-797-3935 (V)
207-797-8149 (FAX)
Website: Ascentria

Zoe Sweet, Director
Email: ZSweet@ascentria.org

Deaf Services Programs:

Melinda Stamp, Deaf Services Program Manager
207-464-6980 (VP)
207-210-3479 (Text)
Email: MStamp@ascentria.org

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Kristina Babb, Program Manager
207-233-2325 (V/Text)
Email: kbabb@ascentria.org

Our Mission: We are called to strengthen communities by empowering people to respond to life's challenges.

As one of the largest human service organizations in New England, Ascentria Care Alliance empowers people of all backgrounds to rise together and reach beyond life's challenges. We are creating an innovative human-centered care model to help individuals and families in transition to move forward and thrive physically, intellectually, socially, spiritually and economically.

Ascentria currently has Residential, In Home Support and Shared Living programs housing individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) and Deafness in the Androscoggin, Oxford, Cumberland and York counties.

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (Goodwill Industries NNE)

Website: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England Programs and Services 2019

Residential Services:

Goodwill NNE manages residences throughout central and southern Maine for individuals with an acquired brain injury, an intellectual disability or other barriers to independence that requires the support of Goodwill staff. We provide individuals with a comfortable home setting, while ensuring that residents live as independently as possible. Services in the residences include:
24-hour direct support staff
Recreational opportunities
Support with transportation needs
Case Management Services
Skill training in personal care & community access
Vocational training & job placement
Access to Goodwill NeuroRehabilitation Services
Access to Goodwill LifeWorks programs
Additionally, Goodwill NNE provides in-home support to individuals who live in their own residence, yet need extra support each day to enhance success and safety in the community.

Take aways:
Goodwill manages residences throughout central and southern Maine for individuals with an acquired brain injury, an intellectual disability or other barrier to independence that requires the support of Goodwill staff.
In-home support services help people remain independent - and safe in their own residences.

Contact: Kelly Osborn
Email: Kelly.Osborn@goodwillnne.org

Website: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England-Support Services-Goodwill Homes

LifeWorks Community Support Services:

Goodwill offers community support services throughout the state of Maine for individuals with intellectual disabilities or other barriers, as well as for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and have an intellectual disability. Our LifeWorks curricula in Augusta, Lewiston, South Portland and Waterville empower individuals to live and work as independently as possible in their communities and employs a client-driven approach to services.
Our staff provides skills training in:
Independent Living
Work Readiness
Relationship Building
Self-Advocacy
Health and Wellness

Take aways:
Goodwill offers community support services throughout the state of Maine for individuals with disabilities or other barriers and for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Contact: Glenda Wilson
Email: Glenda.Wilson@goodwillnne.org
Website: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England-Support Services-Lifeworks

Community Integration Services for the Deaf (CISD):

CISD is a specialized community-based program that serves people who are Deaf and are living with a mental illness. It is the only program of its kind in Maine. Through CISD, individuals receive case management support, access to mental health services and a safe place to go during the day.

Take aways:
Supporting individuals who are Deaf and living with a mental illness with community support and case management.

Contact: Larry Strout
Email: Larry.Strout@goodwillnne.org

Assistive Technology Services:

Goodwill NNE's Assistive Technology Services help individuals with disabilities who want to increase their functional ability, safety and overall independence. Specifically, assistive technology is any piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially "off-the-shelf", modified or customized that is used to increase, maintain and/or improve functional capabilities.

Our professional staff is comprised of occupational therapists and assistive technology certified professionals. Through this service, we work with you, your family and your team to identify your assistive technology needs and connect you with the best options and resources for reaching your goals.

Take aways:
Helping individuals remain as independent as possible in their homes or other environment.
We provide AT assessments in the Lewiston and Portland areas.

Contact: Kelly Osborn
Email: Kelly.Osborn@goodwillnne.org

Website: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England-Support Services-Assistive Technology

Group Main Stream (GMS)

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

Martin Golden, Community Case Manager
Email: mgolden@gmsme.org

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.

New Communities, Inc.

11 Parkwood Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Website: New Communities, Inc.

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

Mobius, Inc.

319 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
563-3511 (V)

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

Paula Matlins, Consultant for Deaf & Non-Traditional Communication
115 Franklin Street, Suite GB
Bangor, Maine 04401
207-350-9020 (V)
207-241-4288 (VP)
Email: pmatlins@mobiusinc.org

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. We provide non-traditional communication services to people receiving services from other agencies as well as ours.

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

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)

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

New England Homes for the Deaf

154-160 Water Street
Danvers, MA 01923
978-739-4010 (TTY)
978-767-8784 (VP)
978-774-0445 (V)
978-774-0271 (FAX)

New England Homes for the Deaf, founded in 1901, is a life plan community that offers a continuum of care to Deaf, Deafblind and hard-of-hearing seniors, including independent living, rest home, skilled nursing community, Deaf senior centers, short-term rehabilitation services, respite care services and hospice care.

The New England Homes for the Deaf mission is to provide long term healthcare, housing, recreational activities and social support for Deaf, Deafblind and hard-of-hearing individuals in an accessible, barrier-free and culturally-sensitive environment with optimal communication and architectural resources.

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

10 Atlantic Place
South Portland, ME 04106-2316
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.

SKILLS, Inc.

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