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!
Upcoming Events and News
Dual Diagnosis (IDD/MH):Train
the Trainer for Clinicians
Thursday May 29, 2014
8:30am - 4:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Robert J. Fletcher, Founder and Executive Director
His vision and leadership has steered NADD to international
prominence as a leading force on behalf of individuals who have ID/D and
NADD: An Association for persons with developmental disabilities
and mental health needs. NADD is the leading North American expert in
providing professionals, educators, policy makers and families with
education, training and information on mental health issues relating to
persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
This training is being offered through a grant by the
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council. The goal is to increase
Maine’s capacity to provide behavioral health services to individuals
with intellectual/developmental disabilities
Registration and conference detail here
Save the date! Tuesday April
29th, 2014 from 5-9pm for Otto Pizza Benefit Night
Otto Pizza is located at 576 Congress Street. Port
will receive 8% of all pizza sales that night (eat in and take out).
Come on out and support the Port by simply having dinner. We’ll also
have raffles and/or silent auction items at the event.
Direct Support Professional’s Conference:
Making Changes Together - Making a
World of Difference
Join us to
commemorate the work of Maine’s Direct Support Professional Workforce.
Being a Direct Support
Professional can be one of the most rewarding careers a person can have.
Join us for an exciting day to celebrate the work of Direct Support
Professionals from across Maine. Keynote presenter Peter Leidy, DSP,
Singer & Song-writer will offer us an exciting program addressing issues
in human services and personalized supports.
Details and registration forms
Do you know a Direct Support
Professional who you consider an Outstanding Leader, Advocate or one
that is just a Star? Why not nominate that individual today to receive a
Direct Support Professional Award.
Awards: Honoring Outstanding Service
Providers for Excellence in Care will be presented at the Conference on
Wednesday, May 21st. Nomination deadline is April 1st.