Community Support Services

Goodwill offers community support services throughout the state of Maine for individuals with disabilities or other barriers and for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Our LifeWorks curricula in Augusta, Lewiston, South Portland and Waterville empower individuals to live and work as independently as possible in their communities.

Our staff mentors provide skills training in:

  • Independent Living
  • Work Readiness
  • Relationship Building
  • Self Advocacy
  • Health and Wellness

Independent Living

  • Communication skills
  • Emergency and safety skills
  • Money and food management skills
  • Transportation
  • Personal appearance and hygiene
  • Knowledge of community resources

Work Readiness

At Goodwill, we believe in the power of work. We know that people define themselves by their work and we strive to help people develop the skills they need to find work that is fulfilling, meaningful and supportive.

We can help you:

  • Explore occupational possibilities
  • Select & plan employment choices
  • Learn work habits and behavior
  • Seek, secure and maintain employment
  • Develop physical & manual skills

Relationship Building

Goodwill works with individuals to increase or maintain successful engagement in inclusive social and community relationships.

We can help you develop Interpersonal skills to cultivate supportive personal, family, work and community relationships and natural supports.

Self Advocacy

Goodwill provides direct support that contributes to the health and well being of individuals.

We help our clients become self advocates so that they are aware of their own needs, rights and responsibilities.

Health and Wellness

Goodwill is committed to empowering people to become healthy and active community members. We work with you to develop physical, emotional and nutritional goals.

  • Physical fitness
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Work/life balance

Community Experience

Goodwill LifeWorks provides training and support in personal, social and job readiness skills through inclusive learning experiences in the community,

  • Become active with civic responsibility and leadership
  • Fully participate in local resources
  • Give back to the community through volunteering
  • Engage the community through LifeWorks’ Theater Troupe

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Goodwill regularly analyzes the performance of our programs by tracking and reporting efficiency and effectiveness outcome measures. Goodwill recently received its ninth Three-Year accreditation from CARF.

The CARF Three-Year accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

Staff Qualifications

All LifeWorks staff are certified Direct Support Professionals with training in CPR, First Aid, NAPPI and Certified Residential Medication Administration (CRMA).

We also have staff fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia support.

Superior Customer Service

Goodwill LifeWorks staff take the time to listen to your needs, provide guidance and help you find success.

  • No waiting list
  • Day, evening and weekend hours
  • Private pay and scholarship opportunities available

Contact us today!

Augusta (207) 626-0170

Lewiston (207) 777-7472

South Portland (207) 773-0823

Waterville (207) 680-2192

Contact Glenda Wilson

Director, Lifeworks Services
Goodwill Administrative Office