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The Agency was established in 1978 by a group of educators and parents whose children were attending the Longfellow School in Bristol and their adult children were attending community support services in Bath.

1978 – 1982 – Rented space in 2 locations; Mills Road and in basement of Damariscotta Police Dept

1983 – Group Homes completed; Tom Handel becomes Executive Director and formalized vision of “valued roles in the community”. Services based out of our Group Home in Newcastle.

1997 – David Lawlor becomes Executive Director; completion of current admin location at 319 Main St. Damariscotta

1994 – 2014 – Rapid expansion of service offerings including Residential – 24/7 home supports; hourly supports and shared living; Employment – United Way MCM partnership & Vocational Rehabilitation job development work; Community – shift from sheltered workshop model to community-based & accelerated independence; case management

2014 - Mental Health – opened outpatient counseling specializing in dual diagnosis

2015 – Rebecca Emmons becomes Executive Director and agency begins to move toward offering Integrated and Outreach Services.

2018 – Chandler House on Academy Hill Road completed; providing apartment living for 5 adults and 24/7 home supports for 2 adults.

2019 – Reopened children’s services programming including case management and Section 28 in-home services.

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