Services in Maine
Mental Health Services in Maine
Ascentria Community Services Mental Health programs offer support to increase an individual’s opportunities to live, grow and work while enhancing his or her own health recovery.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Groups (DBT) – serving: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford Somerset and Waldo Counties
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is designed to support individuals for whom traditional talk therapies have not been successful. The program is run in a group setting with participants learning behavior skills necessary to deal with overwhelming emotions and self-harming behaviors. In addition to the interactive “classes,” DBT incorporates homework assignments, encouraging clients to practice these positive behaviors in everyday life. Research has shown that DBT is effective in treating a wide range of conditions including borderline personality disorder, substance abuse or chemical dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress and eating disorders. Participants learn to counteract dichotomous thinking, strengthen a positive sense of self, and improve interpersonal skills to help develop a whole and healthy individual.
Adult Community Integration – serving: Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, Somerset and Waldo Counties
Ascentria Community Integration/Case Management Services help to increase an individual’s access to and engagement with their community including but not limited to financial, transportation, medical and mental health resources. Clients partner with a case manager to develop a plan that specifically addresses his or her unique needs. The case manager will advocate for the individual until the person is able to independently manage their own care and life.
Adult In-Home Support Services – serving: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin and Oxford Counties
Ascentria In-Home Support offers services to individuals diagnosed with mental illness within the comfort and familiarity of their homes. The focus of this service is recovery-based to help clients build and improve overall function with daily living tasks, social skills, community connection and crisis /symptom management. The priority for these individuals is their overall health and wellness as a means of reducing the need for hospitalization or higher levels of care.
Adult Residential (PNMI) Services
– serving: Androscoggin County
Ascentria Residential Services (Private Non-Medical Institution) provides 24/7 supervision and support within a residential setting to individuals diagnosed with chronic and persistent mental illness. Participants are encouraged to develop and maintain daily living skills, effective and healthy strategies for symptom management and positive social skills. Comprehensive services are coordinated with hands-on staff support in homes accommodating no more than four residents at one time.
Developmental Disabilities Services in Maine
Ascentria Developmental Disabilities programs focus on each person’s talents and gifts while supporting opportunities for personal growth and achievement.
Adult In-Home Support Services – serving: Androscoggin, Cumberland and York Counties
Ascentria In-Home Support Services provide assistance for individuals living in their own homes. This program is designed to offer people with disabilities support but in an independent setting. The overall goal is to help the person achieve the greatest level of independence possible. Staff support is focused around health and safety, daily living skills and active community involvement for the individual.
Adult Shared Living Services –
serving: Androscoggin, Cumberland and York Counties
Ascentria’s Shared Living program is designed to provide people with disabilities a typical and meaningful life. Local families (Shared Living Providers) open their homes to individuals with disabilities and receive a stipend in return. The person with disabilities is given the opportunity to experience a typical family lifestyle. Participants also are provided opportunities for self-determination, allowing the individual freedom to make their own choices, participate in community activities and receive individualized services.
Adult Residential Services
– serving: Androscoggin, Cumberland and York Counties
Ascentria Residential programs provides 24/7 supervision and support for individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability. Residential homes generally house two to four individuals. Each individual has their own unique goals and the staff works with the individual to achieve regular milestones. The program emphasizes health, safety, daily living skills and community involvement. Participants receive support tailored to their specific needs and desires for the future, working toward as much independence as possible.
– serving: Cumberland and York Counties
Ascentria Community Services support Deaf people with Developmental Disabilities through our residential, in-home support and shared living programs. The majority of our Deaf Services staff are Deaf themselves and all staff are fluent in American Sign Language and/ or Visual Gestural skills.