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.
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 192 people living in 44 communities within 4 counties in western Maine.
We work with adults to support community inclusion, personal development, and supports in areas of daily living.
Assisting individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to find and maintain employment.
Kids in Progress provide in-home supports to assist children to develop social and independent living skills.
The community case manager works closely with the participant to ensure that his/her desires and needs are addressed
The Progress Center, Inc., a non-profit, is expanding and officially opening a satellite office in Bridgton in June. The new location will bring with it a 36 year history in providing supports and services to adults, children and families experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Originating in Oxford Hills in the 1970’s, The Progress Center began in Norway with a goal of providing disabled adults with a variety of summer programming and a place to participate in social events.
The Progress Center is dedicated to providing high quality services to the Bridgton and the Lakes Region. The new location, at 300 Portland Road, will provide both adult and children’s case management as well as children’s in home support services.
“The Progress Center is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”