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

Port Resources

 

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! 

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 of NADD.

His vision and leadership has steered NADD to international prominence as a leading force on behalf of individuals who have ID/D and mental illness.

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. Conference 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.  Nomination Form

 

 

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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