Residential Services

A home, not just a place to live…

The developmental disability service system has migrated over the years from large institutions to group homes to the current model of a flexible and dynamic system focused on the individual being fully integrated into their home community.

At JFM our 54 Residential facilities offer a wide-range of living options – from independent living with minimal staff support to full range 24-hour a day dedicated staff. These include family-style shared homes, mini-apartments with a common area, and single apartments or homes with a roommate – each designed to meet the individual’s need and offer a sense of security and well-being.

JFM utilizes an in-depth initial evaluation process to ensure each individual is matched with their best-fit living environment. Prospective residents and their guardians meet with our staff to identify the individual’s needs and interests. After a pre-visit to tour potentially compatible homes one or more homes are selected for a longer visit. This allows the individual and guardian to ‘sample’ different home environments for a long-term positive experience.

This very individualized process may take up to several weeks but based on JFM’s long track record of success we believe this is time well – spent for JFM and the individual and his family/guardian

To learn more about our Residential facilities, arrange a tour or begin the process of finding a home match, please contact Ann Bentley ( 207-782-2726, ext. 206 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


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2017 Fall Conference


Margaret Murphy Centers for Children

October 20, 2017 - Lewiston, ME

Dr. Linda LeBlanc

- Identifying the function of problem behavior in school settings
- Function-based treatments and models for treatment; guided practice using the rubrics