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Community Support Program

The Citizens of Maine Community Support program is not a single, one dimensional support program. We offer four very different, very exciting, very unique, programs. You can choose to participate in one, all, or a combination of the provided programs. We offer a wide variety of activities and settings that encompass the State of Maine's ambitious incentive to provide individualized community access and integration. Our four unparalleled Community Support programs are: Special Olympics, Facility Based, and Community Based.

Special Olympics Program

We are exceptionally active with Special Olympics for both athlete participation and fundraising. Citizens of Maine athletes are continually encouraged to try new sports and we believe that all athletes are capable of competing. Some of the more popular sports among our athletes are candlepin bowling, ten pin bowling, snowshoeing, swimming, Bocce ball, and the track and field events. We also offer support in other events as well, including horseback riding. We encourage each athlete to be his/her best by providing high quality training and nutritional education that is modified for the individual. It is our goal to have the athlete competing at a level that makes he/she feel confident and empowered. We view the Special Olympics organization as a supportive and compassionate community for athletes and work diligently to ensure those who wish to be involved, whether with fundraising, attending dances, banquets, or parties, and/or intramural games, all are provided the support to do so. We encourage athletes (and their most devoted cheerleaders) to contact us about our Special Olympics program.

Facility Based Program

Our Facility Based program is located at the Citizens Center. Members who attend this program spend the majority of their time at the Citizens Center working on individual goals and gaining new skills with the support of engaged, attentive, and caring Direct Support Professionals. Activities provided at the Facility Based program include arts and crafts, cooking, math, reading, games, volunteering, modified sports, social skill building, and much more. This program provides shared staffing in small groups.

Community Based Program

The Citizens of Maine Community Based program provides members with the ultimate community experience. We assist individuals to achieve their goals with the support of the community and its multiple resources and outlets. Our dedicated, enthusiastic, and energetic team of Direct Support Professionals work with members to foster meaningful natural supports. Those who attend our Community Based program can look forward to year round events including excursions, tours, relevant lessons about our community, volunteer opportunities, exercise programs, and potential for creative expression. This program provides shared staffing in small groups.

Come Meet Us

All our Community Support programs are available to individuals receiving MaineCare funding through Sections 20, 21, and 29 waiver programs. We also accept private pay. We encourage individuals and their families to take a tour of our facility and meet our staff and participants. You'll find us to be friendly, welcoming, and open to collaborating with you to build the program you need and want. Our expectations are high. We aim to provide you with the highest level of service you should expect to receive. We strive to treat everyone exactly how we'd want our loved one to be treated.