About Amicus

Mission Statement

As a private, non-profit organization, our primary mission is to provide support, programs and services that enhance the quality of life and independence of people with disabilities. Through a range of individualized services we seek to promote abilities and achievements that contribute to self-respect, personal development, purposeful work, and meaningful participation in the community.
 

Our Philosophy

Using a plan tailored for and with you, Amicus seeks to promote achievements that contribute to self-respect, personal development, purposeful work, and meaningful participation in the community. We work toward ensure a society where people can freely participate in all areas of community life regardless of their abilities.

Who We Are

Amicus is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and has existed in Bangor since 1971. We are private and non-profit. We support approximately 300 adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Learning takes place in seven programs located at three sites in Bangor with full access to the community. Some individuals choose to participate in our five hour per day programs and others choose a different schedule.

What We Believe

All people need to:

  • Have a sense of achievement
  • Have friends
  • Feel a part of their community
  • Feel respected
  • Give back to the community
  • Have humor and fun in their lives

Our Qualifications

Amicus has:

  • High expectations for success
  • Experienced and qualified staff
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in alternative communication including American Sign Language, Visual Gestural, and adaptive communication devices including computers
  • Qualified Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapists
  • Professional Drivers who are also qualified Direct Support Professionals.
  • Employment Program staff qualified in the Maine Employment Curriculum
  • A history of success in positive behavioral supports

Who We Work With

Bangor Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way, The University of Maine, Husson University, Special Olympics, Maine Veterans Home, The American Folk Festival, Bangor Humane Society, The Warren Center, Penquis Cap, Bangor and Old Town YMCA, Bangor YWCA, The University of Maine Adaptive PE Program, The Penobscot Theater, Bangor Homeless Shelter, Glenburn Senior Citizen's Good Times Club, Hammond Street Congregational Church Ecumenical Food Cupboard, Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Area Council of Churches, Dorothea Dix Center, Foster Technology Center, Arts for Hunger in Waldo County, Bangor Public Library, City Of Bangor, All Children's' Daycare, First United Methodist Church "Free Community Meals", Caring Connections at the Bangor YMCA, United Technologies Center, Susan B. Komen Foundation, Unity Performing Arts Centre at Unity College, Miss Cassie's School of Dance for art exhibits, House of Pizza in Unity for art exhibits, Very Special Arts, Essex Street Baptist Church, Monarch Watch, and Chewonki Foundation, Old Town Animal Orphanage, Dorothea Dix, Eastside Rehab, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Maine Center on Deafness, Animal Orphanage, Penobscot County FEMA, EMAN, Abundant Life Church food pantry, Maine Air National Guard

How We Are Funded

MaineCare
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
United Way
Self payment
Private Donations

Amicus Board Of Directors

 

Officers:

 

Mr.Jonathan Stewart, President

Mr. Mike Costello, Vice-President

Mr. Ken Rozeboom, Treasurer

Ms.Margaret Capehart, Secretary

 

Directors:

Ms. Candace Augustine

Mrs. Emily Bean

Ms. Margaret Capehart

Mrs. Hilary Clark

Mr. Justin Freeman

Mrs. Barbara Gibson

Mr. Michael Johnson

Mr. Paul Svendsen

Mrs. Christine Szewczyk

Amicus Corporate Staff

   
Julie Howland Executive Director
Cathy Bean Business Manager
Paulette Brodsky Accountiing Manager
Kathy Hubbard Executive Secretary