Welcome to The Progress Center

Where we promote independence and freedom of choice for the individuals we serve


Our Mission Each person with a disability has a desire for a rich and varied life, including a physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimension. Each person grows through their life experience and has the right to make his/her own life choices, including those that may involve risk. At The Progress Center our mission is to promote independence and freedom of choice for the individuals we serve, and help them discover their own dream for a meaningful life.

Our Mission


Who We Are The Progress Center is a human services non-profit agency that provides residential, vocational, day habilitation, case management, and in-home support services to adults and children with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses. In addition, every Thursday evening we host community dinners free to the public. We have been in operation since 1980 and support approximately 400 people living in 44 communities within 8 counties in Western Maine. 

Our History

Targeted Case Management

The community case manager works closely with the participant to ensure that his/her desires and needs are addressed

The Progress Center Welcomes Eric Ross, Finance Director

Jennifer Putnam, Executive Director of The Progress Center has announced Eric Ross to the position of Finance Director. Eric came highly recommended and has 18+ years of experience in the world of finance. “I’m excited to join The Progress Center family”, said Ross. “I believe strongly in the mission and core value of The Progress Center. I think the work they have done and continue to do for Maine and individuals in need is remarkable. I am excited to be a part of that now and am looking forward to doing my part in making a difference as well”.

The Progress Center has a 38 year history of providing supports and services to adults, children and families experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. Anyone interested in learning more about The Progress Center or making a donation is encouraged to visit www.progresscentermaine.org  or call Miranda at 207-743-8049 x266

“The Progress Center is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”