Port Resources is dedicated to empowering people with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges to live meaningful and fulfilled lives in their communities

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Third Annual
“Fleet for the Street”
Raffle $10,000.00 in Cash Prizes

Port Resources’ “Fleet for the Street Raffle” is part of continuing effort to decrease reliance on dwindling government funding to meet the needs of those we support

There will be a total of 8 winning tickets drawn

1.      $5,000.00 Cash Grand Prize

2.      3-$1,000.00 Cash Prizes

3.      4-$500.00 Cash Prizes

Funds to help support replacement cost for the residential fleet

Only 250 tickets will be sold

Each ticket cost $100 (any person or group of individuals can come together and share the cost of buying 1 or more raffle tickets)

Winning ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
Note: Prizes of more than $600 are subject to IRS withholding

 Selling tickets from September 15th, 2014 through November 20, 2014

 Drawing on Friday November 21, 2014 3:00 p.m.
at Port Resources’ Central Office

280 B Gannett Drive South Portland, Maine  04106

Cash, Check and Visa or Master Credit cards accepted

To purchase tickets:

Call 207-828-0048 ext 106

Monday through Friday Between the office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ACCEPTED

or MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:  PORT RESOURCES

For staff payroll deductions are available

Or Email:  ddion@portresources.org

 

 

Monies raised in previous “Fleet for the Street" raffles helped buy this van

 

Do You Have A Story to Tell About Living With a Dual Diagnosis? 

The NADD Family Issues Committee is seeking papers for a book to help families and professionals better understand the challenges and ways to conquer them! 

All lengths will be considered! 

Confidentiality and Anonymity will be respected.

Assistance and support are available—just let us know!

Possible topics include:

         What is your story? 

         When were you first aware that your child was different or that the child had problems?

         What were your reactions upon learning that your child had a disability? Has that reaction changed over time? How?

         How have you dealt with your feelings about your child’s disability?

         Did your child and/or the family encounter stigma concerning your child’s disability?

         Give a brief description of your child, including some of the things that make your child special.

         What was your experience of dealing with medical/behavioral health personnel concerning your child?

         What was your experience trying to get appropriate services for your child?

         What challenges did you encounter concerning school and education?

         If your child is an adult, what challenges did you encounter concerning: medical and mental health services; housing; employment; day programs?

         What was your experience dealing with family and friends? What was most helpful? What was least helpful?

         Did having a child with a disability has an impact on marital relations? How did it impact family dynamics?

         Was there an impact on siblings of the child who has a disability?

         What lessons have you learned? What advise might you want to share with others?

         What were your strategies, successful and not successful, to build partnerships with service providers?

         How did you develop advocacy skills?  Did this change over your child’s lifetime?

         How did you manage issues of compliance or non- compliance with providers?  Do you have any stories to share?

         How did you manage the stressors related to supporting a loved one with a dual diagnosis?

         How did you insure your family values and culture were integrated into the care your loved one received?

         Do you have a story of hope to share?

Important Date:  Submissions Due by January 15, 2015

NADD Web Address:  www.thenadd.org

Special Issue/Publication Theme:  Building Bridges Between Families, Communities and Providers

Contact Guest Editor, Laurie Raymond, with questions/concerns: 

Email: lraymond@portresources.org
Phone Number:  207 828-0048 extension 102

Who We Are

Port Resources, a nonprofit organization based in South Portland supports people with developmental and behavioral health challenges to live meaningful lives in their communities. The organization works with adults and children who have a wide range of challenges, such as Autism, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injuries and mental health diagnoses.

Port Resources has been in business for more than 30 years, and is one of the larger social service agencies in Maine. More than 200 skilled and certified staff provides an array of direct support services to improve the quality of life for over 400 individuals.

Staff members provide direct support to people living in group residences, as well as through adult foster care programs and in the home. Services can range from a few hours a week in an individual’s home to 24 hours a day in staffed group settings.

The organization also offers  behavioral health services to children, adolescents, adults and families,  through an outpatient clinic and community outreach programs.

Click here to view a video of Port Resources Success Stories

 

Professional Development and Software Services

Port Resources is also a resource for other professionals providing professional development training for social service workers and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licensing program. In addition Port Resources develops and markets software services to help social service organizations to be more efficient, effective and compliant.

Port Resources 280B Gannett Drive South Portland, Me. 04106 207-828-0048 fax 207-772-3743



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