In Home Support: Taking the Next Step

Darren is about to embark on his first experience with The Progress Center’s In Home Support program. He’ll receive guidance from his staff at his parents’ house to learn and practice activities of daily living like cooking, cleaning and laundry. Darren’s ultimate goal is to live on his own. Darren has a great relationship with his staff person (also named Darren) whom he met at TPC’s Community Support Program. Darren explained that he felt comfortable taking the next step in his life because of The Progress Center.

Deb Peaco, Shared Living Manager

Debi Peaco, Manager of Shared Living

Deborah Peaco joined The Progress Center, Inc. in 2007. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine. Debi started at The Progress Center as a DSP, CRMA in our Home Support Program, moving on to manage the Shared Living and Home Support Programs. She also coordinates trainings and supervises relief staff and float staff. Debi has temporarily managed a residential program and has occasionally helped in the finance department. Debi serves on the celebration and safety committees and sometimes helps at the Community Dinners and with activities in our day program.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049x 217,

Carol Paradis, In-Home Support

Carol Paradis, Home Support Manager

Carol started working for The Progress Center in the fall of 2010 as a DSP. Carol has been a Team Leader and House Manager for one of our residential homes and enjoys working as a DSP and providing exceptional care and support for our clients. Carol was promoted in May of 2016 to In Home Support Manager. She has an associate’s degree in applied science and would like to advance her degree the near future.  Carol is very excited to be involved in the growth of a great company.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049×284,

Jennifer Ney, Residential Care Manager

Jennifer Ney, Residential Care Manager

Jennifer Ney, a 5 year employee of The Progress Center, Residential Service Manager overseeing coordinators and direct support staff of the residential programs. Jen is currently pursuing a nursing degree which will be completed in 2019. Jen has been in the field for more than 11 years and enjoys providing support and guidance to staff to provide the best care for our client.

Contact Information: 207-514-4338, 

Residential Services Coordinators

Frederick Avenue Home: Chrissy Sears,

Coffin-Felker Home: Kim Raasumaa,

Spring Street Home: Sarah Hess,

Pleasant Street Home: Jennifer Ney,

Deer Hill Home A and B: Stacey Lewis,

Hidden Lake Home: Jennifer Ney,

Make a Referral

Referral Form

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

Step 1 of 3

  • 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+.