Our Services

The Progress Center addresses behavioral issues that interfere with the child’s ability to adequately function within the home and/or the community.  The Progress Center contracts with the Children’s Behavioral Health Services to provide this service, which is defined in the MaineCare Manual section 28. Our team of Behavioral Health Professionals utilizes a number of evidence-based strategies to assist children and families in the course of their work. Areas of service includes:

  • Implementing positive behavioral support plans
  • Training in daily living skills
  • Skill building in the community to improve social functioning
  • Assisting families with approaches to crisis management
  • Assisting family members with crisis management
  • Facilitating consistency between home, school and community venues
  • Any other areas as determined by the child’s treatment plan

We Take the Team Approach

The Progress Center is committed to quality care for children in Maine. Together with loved ones and other providers we will work to address behavioral issues that interfere with the child’s ability to adequately function within the home and/or the community.

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Our Team 

Our team consists of a group of highly qualified and well trained individuals. At minimum, our CCM staff must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year institution of higher learning with a specialization in psychology, mental health and human services, behavioral health, behavioral sciences, social work, human development, special education, counseling, rehabilitation, sociology, nursing or closely related field is minimally required. Additionally, our CCM’s are supported to attend Bi-Weekly supervision sessions as well as team meetings monthly. We are proud to announce that all of our Case Managers are currently in the process of earning their LSW

Children’s In Home Support

Lynne Wheeler, Children’s Services Manager

Lynne Wheeler, Children’s Services Manager

Lynne joined The Progress Center, Inc. in 2011.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Southern Maine. She is a certified BHP trainer and is pursuing her license in social work. Lynne has experience in managing and implementing changes to improve programs.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049x 218, lynnewheeler@progresscentermaine.org


Melanie Ryerson, Children’s Services Regional Supervisor

Contact Information: 207-461-2630, 207-743-8049 x218

melanieryerson@progresscentermaine.org


Heather L’Heureux, Children’s Services Coordinator

Contact Information: 207-890-2732, heatherlheureux@progresscentermaine.org


Paige Davis, Children’s Services Coordinator

Contact Information: 207-461-2125, cristenregios@progresscentermaine.org


Carla Powers, Children’s Services Coordinator

Contact Information:207-461-2319, carlapowers@progresscentermaine.org


Cherise Carlisle, Children’s Services Coordinator

Contact Information:207-418-7038, cherisecarlisle@progresscentermaine.org

Make a Referral

Referral Form

Online Referral Form for all of The Progress Center's programs.

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  • Please provide the full physical address of the individual being referred.
  • Please indicate if this person is the parent or guardian if under 18 or legal guardian if 18+.

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