Mission: LEAP, Inc. was orginally founded in 1980 as the Western Maine Association for Retarded Citizens with a particular focus on developing high quality, small community programs for people with developmental disabilities. LEAP has grown from one program in 1980 serving 6 people, to 13 different programs serving over 70 individuals and their families in a variety of small and individualized community settings. LEAP has continued to provide a series of family and community supports in conjunction with our other services.
Programs: LEAP manages a variety of community supports to assist individuals with disabilities to live successful lives in small community settings. LEAP operates 6 Licensed Assisted Living Group Homes, a variety of Individualized Personal Supports for people in their own homes and apartments, administratively supports 4 people living with Shared Living Hosts, a Modified Respite Program for Children, Youth and Adults, as well as a variety of Family Support Services. All services and supports are offered in small community settings with four or fewer people in each setting.