Woodfords Family Services started with 5 children in the basement of a church 50 years ago. We now serve over 1500 individuals and their families and continue to work to make a difference in people's lives every day.
Every day, Woodfords Family Services is committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families. This is one of those days...
Meet Soren, one of our Woodfords Family Services preschool graduates who is moving on to mainstream kindergarten!
When Liberty started at Woodfords Family Services, she could not walk or talk. Please watch to see the progress she has made and learn about ways you can help others with special needs on their journeys.
Woodfords Family Services was founded in 1967 by five families who wanted to provide specialized educational services to their children with disabilities. Over the course of 50 years, the agency has grown into one of the largest providers of disability-related services in the state.
Based in Westbrook with satellite locations in New Gloucester, Manchester and Waterville, the agency provides an array of clinical, behavioral health and educational programs to more than 1,500 children, youth and adults living with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses across the state. Additionally, the agency has a statewide Training & Resource Center that offers a variety of training programs to parents, professionals and interested community members.
Woodfords is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), whose program of quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have met high performance standards and have made a commitment to their stakeholders to deliver the very best quality services.
Woodfords employees believe in the work they do. An incredible 88% of the agency’s full and part-time employees are financial donors to the agency. Since 2011, Woodfords employees have contributed more than $50,000 to the programs and consumers with whom they work.
Woodfords Family Services is a nonprofit organization committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families in Maine communities.
Our vision for all people with special needs is that they may:
• maximize their potential;
• be appreciated, contributing members of their neighborhoods and communities;
• have positive, enriching relationships; and
• lead lives allowing for choice;
• lead lives that are safe and secure.
A provider of community based services to individuals with special needs and their families, Woodfords values:
• lifelong partnerships and advocacy with those we serve;
• respect for diversity represented by those we serve;
• well-trained, professional and competent staff;
• the provision of high quality, evidenced based and integrated services;
• the provision of support with compassion and understanding. – less