Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Volunteers of America Northern New England provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We believe that each among us is unique and valuable, and we encourage growth by honoring personal strengths and choices. Our goal is to help those we support live full and happy lives and foster independence in their community.

Our residential home provides 24-hour supervision by trained support staff. The professional staff respond to the self-care needs of the residents by coaching them to be self-sufficient and independent to the extent of their capabilities. Living on their own helps the individual achieve independence by gaining life skills, receiving health and safety education, and through community integration.

This approach promotes living skills and safety education, with an emphasis on community integration for individuals with developmental disabilities.

For many of our residents, Volunteers of America will be home for life. For others, it will be a place where they gain life and self-care skills that will allow them to move on to supported independent living in their own apartments or with their families.

In addition to supporting people with disabilities to learn and maintain skills of personal care and daily living, staff are responsible for ensuring that people become more involved in their own communities, as they:

  • conduct their routine business interactions – shopping, banking, paying bills
  • access educational, vocational, social, recreational, and leisure activities
  • participate in events that reflect their interest
  • plan special events such as vacations, parties and other celebrations
  • connect (or reconnect) people with friends, neighbors and family members
  • build relationships with others who are not paid to support them

Please contact Maria Cameron at or (207) 944-0427 for more information.

Intellectual Disabilities Programs

services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Parish House Exterior

Parish House

The Parish House Apartments provide 6 one-bedroom units of permanent supportive housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The home is located in a renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, Maine. Parish House provides 24-hour supervision by trained support staff to help create a safe and stable living environment while helping residents develop self-reliance, confidence, and a sense of personal dignity.  Supports are individualized to meet the person’s needs and expectations, enhance independence, and conducted in a dynamic, positive learning environment.

For more information please contact Erin Bull at 214-973-6618 or email her at

services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Treasure House at Harbor Place

The Treasure House Program at Harbor Place, in the heart of Belfast ME, is home to six adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Services are provided by trained Direct Support Professionals. Treasure House provides supported living and education to residents to address all domains of life skills, interpersonal interaction, community activities. We seek to promote self-direction, with a resident choice as a leading factor in all that we do.

Additionally, our program works to reduce isolation, enhance life satisfaction, and increase autonomy. This program supports the individuals with all activities of daily living, based on their needs, and as outlined in their Person-Centered Plans. Support required will range from role-modeling, verbal and physical prompting, or total care. Support with medications, meal planning and preparation, hygiene, and transportation to appointments and social activities are inclusive, as per the individual’s needs.

For more information please contact Autumn Jackson at or call 207-323-1692.

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