•  community Support 

     Services 

     inclusive social and 

     community engagement 

  •  DEDICATED DIRECT 

     SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS 

     professional, compassionate 

     and creative 

  •  CREATING INNOVATIVE 

     PROGRAMS 

     driven by individual 

     interests 

Community Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Ventures Community Support Program

Ventures, a community support program, features creative activities and events designed to increase a person’s ability to engage in inclusive social and community relationships and develop skills that support health and well-being. Our unique approach focuses on three elements: Community Connections, a recreational track that highlights active participation exploring the natural environment, games, and sports; Farm & Table, a track that connects participants to local farms, gardening, and cooking; and Art Connections, a guided exploration of artistic expression. Ventures integrates these elements with social events, local community events, and the unique hobbies and interests of the individual to create a highly customizable community supports program.

Dedicated and Highly Trained Employees

New Communities’ employees are trained and certified Direct Support Professionals that provide services in a variety of settings including our community support program. Our team provides creative and enriching activities in a supportive environment aligned with the individual’s approved plan. Our goal is to encourage individual growth by understanding the needs of each person participating in Ventures and assist them in achieving their own personal goals.

Eligibility

• 18 years or older

• Diagnosis of Intellectual or Developmental Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder

• MaineCare eligible as determined by DHHS

• Has received approval for MaineCare Section 21 or 29 Home and Community Based Waiver Services

• Private pay options are available for those who are not eligible for MaineCare Sections 21 or 29.

• Prospective and current clients may access information about the Maine Developmental Services Grievance Process by clicking here.

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What people are saying

My son is in the day program. Our experience with Ventures has been nothing short of amazing. Someone is always available to answer my questions. They keep my 22 yr old autistic son moving 6 days a week. My son continues to grow and mature. He’s learned tons of life and social skills. They do lots of activities, have a garden they harvest and can food from, Wednesday night wrestling club is a blast and so is the once a month dance they have. There are so many things going on there, I couldn’t begin to list them all. I screened 4 providers prior to deciding New Communities-Ventures was the one for us. None of them could hold a candle to Ventures. I couldn’t be happier with our decision to send my son there. He loves it…. I love it…. What more is there to ask for! Kristina, a parent of a Venture's client