Adults with intellectual disabilities want the same things we all want. A safe home, people who care about them, and the chance to use their skills and talents. At SKILLS, Inc. we support more than 185 adults with intellectual disabilities and other challenges, helping to make all of that possible.
SKILLS offers community support programs, residential programs, and support in private homes across central Maine. All of our programs are staffed by trained Direct Support Professionals. In addition, we offer employment opportunities in Skowhegan and at our Skowhegan Thrift Store. Our goal is to help all of the people we support to reach their full potential.
At SKILLS, we learn and grow together, and we have fun doing it. We want to be part of the community. So we get out and about as often as we can. We attend baseball games, plant gardens, and visit museums. In addition, we give back by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, serving at local soup kitchens and donating to animal shelters.
A Maine Non-Profit, SKILLS was founded by families. In the 1950’s families built non-profits to support their children with developmental disabilities. SKILLS was born from those early organizations. As the children grew into adults, their needs changed. So SKILLS changed too.
We started serving only adults with intellectual disabilities. To meet their needs, we added services and expanded programs. Over the last 60 years, we have grown into one big, supportive family stretching across Central Maine.
Won’t you join us? Contact us today for details about our programs and services, as well as career opportunities.