Our Services

Community Supports offers instruction and services that promote the practical and functional application, adaptation and integration of skills necessary for independent living and community inclusion. We work with adults to support community inclusion, personal development, and supports in areas of daily living.

The Progress Center provides such services with an enhanced focus on community volunteering, health and wellness, skill development and personal growth activities, as well as work readiness skills. Community Supports offers individuals four curriculum tracks to promote skill development in the following areas: Arts, Culinary, Outdoor Recreation and Community Involvement.

On any given day, the individuals we serve, along with our hardworking Direct Support Professionals, can be found practicing new cooking skills, working in our community garden plot, hiking a nearby trail, delivering Meals on Wheels or having a photography lesson. The Progress Center’s activities are as varied as the interests of the individuals we serve.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote independence and freedom of choice for the individuals we serve. Our core beliefs include that each person with a disability has a desire for a rich and varied life, including a physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimension. We also believe each person grows through their life experience and has the right to make

Meet Our Team

Jess Davie, Community Support Manager

Jessica Davie, Community Support Manager

Jessica Davie joined The Progress Center in the spring of 2008 as a Direct Support Professional while developing activities for the Physical Development program which focused on activities that helped build gross motor skills. Jess also managed the Oxford Hills Food Collaborative which sold local made in Maine products and produce for a number of years. Then she became a team leader for Community Supports before accepting a position as a manager of the Community Support Program. Jess enjoys her work with The Progress Center and believes the importance of community inclusion and plans to increase the number of community based events and activities offered at TPC.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x233, jessicadavie@progresscentermaine.org


 

Sandi Wilson, Community Support Program Coordinator

Sandi Wilson stated with The Progress Center in 2013. Sandi is the Community Support Program Coordinator and is tasked with planning activities, help DSP’s with transitions, make community partnerships and find interesting places for our participants to visit.  

Sandi has a Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Human Services.  Sandi has spent her life working in the social service field and enjoys helping those in need or at risk.

Please feel free to share any ideas for trips, tours or activities with Sandi as she is always looking for new ideas.

Contact Information: 207-740-6811, sandiwilson@progresscentermaine.org