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In Portland and the greater Lewiston/Auburn area in Maine, residents with developmental disabilities or mental illness are served in comfortable homes, where they live in a family setting and receive supports tailored to their needs from our committed professional staff.
Types of supports include:
Adult Residential Developmental Disabilities Services
Ascentria Community Services Developmental Disabilities programs provides 24/7 supervision and support to individuals diagnosed with a developmental Disability. Residential homes generally have 2-4 Individuals per home. Ascentria focuses on each person’s unique talents and gifts. We are committed to supporting opportunities for self-determined personal growth and achievement. Each Individual has their own unique annual goals and the employee's work with the individuals to achieve those goals. Supervision of individuals is around health and safety, daily living skills, and community involvement.
Please Note: Residential homes are offered in Androscoggin, Cumberland and York county area
Adult Develepmental Disabilities Shared Living Services
Ascentria Community Service’s Shared Living Program is designed to provide people with disabilities a typical and meaningful life in the community. Persons, called Shared Living Providers, open their homes to individuals with disabilities and receive a stipend in return. Providers most often find it a rich and rewarding experience. The person with disabilities is given the opportunity to experience a family like lifestyle. They are also offered possibilities for self-determination, inclusion in the community, and individualized services.
Please Note: All residential homes are in the Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York county area
Adult Developmental Disabilities In-Home Support Services
Ascentria Community Services also provides programs with up to 84 hours support to individuals living in their own apartments. Like residential services this program is designed to provide people with disabilities support but in a more independent situation. The goal, like all our programs is to help the person achieve the greatest level of independence. This is accomplished through support and supervision around health and safety, daily living skills, and community involvement. This support is individualized and on their annual goals.
Please note: In-home support services are offered in Androscoggin, Cumberland, York county area
Deaf Services - The heart of the Deaf community is American Sign Language. At Ascentria we support Deaf people with Develepmental Disabliities through our residential, in-home support, and shared living programs with staff that are fluent in American Sign Language and/ or Visual Gestural skills. The majority of our staff working in the programs are Deaf themselves which promotes a better understanding culturally and linguistically for the individuals we support.
Adult Residential (PNMI) Services
Ascentria PNMI programming provides 24/7 supervision and support to individuals diagnosed with chronic and persistent mental illness within a structured and secure setting (17 beds within 5 homes/apartments). Individuals served are encouraged to develop and maintain daily living skills, effective and healthy strategies for symptom management, and pro-social skills across settings. Service provision is inclusive of a variety of providers to ensure that care is both comprehensive and continuous.
Please note: All 5 PNMI Programs are located in the Lewiston area (Androscoggin County)
Adult In-Home Support Services
Ascentria In-home programming is committed to offering services to individuals diagnosed with mental illness within the sanctuary of their own homes. Often time’s individuals are less likely to deteriorate further when they are able to stay in their own homes and communities. The in-home program, within the recovery-based context, to increase daily living, social, crisis management, and symptom management skills for use across settings. This service is designed to reduce and minimize the need for acute care treatment within a hospital setting.
Please note: In-home support services are offered in the Mexico and Rumford offices (Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin Counties)
Adult Community Integration Services
Ascentria Community Integration Services (previously named Case Management) involve the identification, assessment, planning, linking, monitoring, and evaluation of services and supports needed by an individual diagnosed with major mental illness. Service delivery combines direct and indirect contact to increase the individual’s access to and engagement with area resources, systems of care, expanded networks of support, and the coordinated and comprehensive provision of individualized care. The services are designed to support the reduction in need for crisis intervention and subsequent acute care admissions.
Please Note: Community Integration Services are offered out of the Auburn, Mexico, and Waterville offices (Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, Kennebec, Somerset, and Waldo Counties)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Groups
The objective of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to support individuals who are coping with long histories of serious and persistent mental illness for which traditional talk therapies and treatments have not been successful for the individual. Service delivery will include up to 2.5 hours of direct contact in the group setting combined with independent skills practice by participants daily as assigned by the Skills Group Leader and Co-leader. Unlike with regular group psychotherapy, these skills groups emerge as classes during which clients learn four sets of important skills – Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. Clients are also required to receive individual therapy from a community practitioner.
Please Note: DBT Skills Groups are currently offered out of the Auburn, Mexico, and Waterville offices (Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, Kennebec, Somerset, and Waldo Counties).
Portland Disability Services
Lutheran Social Services
39 Mechanic St, Suite 300, Westbrook, ME 04092
Phone: 207.797.3935 Fax: 207.797.8149
Lewiston/Auburn Area Disability Services
155 Center Street, Bldg. B, Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: 207.783.3446 Fax: 207.786.8061
Mental Health In-Home Support
3 Recreation Drive, Suite 1, Mexico, ME 04257
Phone: 207.364-8191; Fax: 207.364.8182
179 Main St., Suite 413, Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: 207.616.0506 Fax: 207.861.4460
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