25 Freedom Parkway
Hermon, ME 04401
Not all that long ago, many people with disabilities were relegated to institutions – hospitals and mental health facilities -- where, at best, their basic needs were met and at worst, they were crowded, neglected, and abused. They were separated from their families – who often were unable to provide adequate care -- and rarely, if ever, thought to have talents and competencies that might allow them to live in and contribute to their communities.
OHI started out with two homes and offered support services to people with disabilities – mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or both – and provided them the opportunity to set goals, make choices, and to live and work within their communities. Today, OHI supports nearly 400 adults and teens with intellectual disabilities in their own homes or apartments -- or in one of OHI’s 52-staffed houses – and on the job as they work in banks, stores, and local businesses of all kinds.
Disabled, Homeless, Human Rights