Residential Services

The Progress Center currently offers three different Residential Service options: Group Homes, In Home Support (21/29) and Shared Living. Below you will find a description of all three services along with a brief outline of some of the supports that are offered in those settings. As always, our services promote independence and freedom of choice while providing a safe and secure environment.

Residential Group Homes for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Residents are assisted with medical, dental and special care.  Each home is reviewed annually and licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing.  Services are defined in the MaineCare Manual section 97 (PNMI) or section 21 (waiver home).  Residential services include but are not limited to training and assistance in the following areas:

  • Personal care.
  • Activities of daily living, including home management.
  • Independent living, including general practices to promote a healthy lifestyle and exposure to a variety of leisure activities.
  • Socialization
  • Sensory and motor skills, including professional assessments as needed.
  • Academic, budgeting and banking skills


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Home Supports for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Home Supports promote independent living by providing assistance and support in the home and community to consumers who live on their own or with family or friends.  Services are defined in the MaineCare Manual section 21.

Areas of training and service include but are not limited to:

  • Food management such as menu planning, shopping, cooking, freezing, using kitchen appliances and sanitary food prep practices.
  • Household management such as cleaning, using appliances, laundry (at home and at a laundry mat), budgeting and paying bills.  Home Support Services workers provide a liaison between the consumer, the consumer’s workplace, landlords and state agencies.
  • Time management such as scheduling appointments, arranging transportation, ordering and purchasing medications, planning social activities and involvement in the neighborhood.
  • Health and safety management, including implementing safety plans, taking the individual to medical appointments, setting up and monitoring medications, and monitoring health practices in the home.
Shared Living for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Shared Living is a residential service model designed to provide stable, inclusive homes for persons with intellectual disabilities.  The Progress Center is authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee the Shared Living homes, as defined in the MaineCare Manual section 21. Shared Living Providers are contracted, supervised and supported by The Progress Center to provide services for a person with intellectual disabilities. Each home is owned/rented and operated by Shared Living Home Providers. Services are intended to promote independence, community inclusion and individualized care.


Would you like to support a person with developmental disabilities in your home?

  • Make the person part of your family!
  • Make the person part of your community!
  • Teach and learn from shared experiences!

The Progress Center is taking applications for people who would like to become Shared Living Providers.

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • DSP/CDS certification, Med Course/CRMA certification, First Aid/CPR certifications are needed – but we will train!
  • A background with people with developmental/physical disabilities is a plus!

If you are interested or would like more information – call or e-mail Deb Peaco at or (207) 743-8049 ext 217.

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