Improving and maintaining independence in the community for adults

The Daily Living Skills program 

  • Develops individual plans with the member and/or guardians.
  • Assists with reduction/prevention of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, residential treatment or criminal justice involvement.
  • Develops client centered goals around Activities of Daily Living (i.e. community integration, coping strategies, money management, safety, medication regimens and psychiatric/medical appointment).

The Skills Development program

  • In addition to the above, offers enhanced access to community resources to promote independent living (i.e. employment support, educational advancement and socialization).

Both programs use individualized treatment planning process to identify the goal areas the client and field staff will focus on to build independence. Staff is carefully matched to the client by the supervisor. The treatment plan is reviewed and revised quarterly to ensure progress is being made.

Supervisors and field staff are trained in crisis intervention and CPR/First Aid. In addition to these trainings, staff are provided with quality clinical supervision and training opportunities intended to build their knowledge of the latest practices in working with adults who have mental health challenges.

Eligibility Criteria

Active MaineCare insurance coverage

Veterans insurance

Grant fund for those who qualify and do not have full Mainecare

Private pay

Age 18 or emancipated

Documentation of a qualifying mental health diagnosis that is under one year old and is considered eligible under the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

For those without an eligible diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, a clinical letter attesting to the need for Daily Living Support (DLS) or Skills Development due to the following at-risk criteria:


          -Psychiatric hospitalization

          -Criminal justice involvement

          -Residential mental healthcare placement

We provide Daily Living Support and Skills Development services in Kennebec, Somerset, Franklin, Waldo, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Cumberland, Knox, and Penobscot Counties.