Director: Momentum seeks clients

Posted March 25, 2010, at 8:18 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:04 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — If state funds become available in July to pay for day programs to serve developmentally disabled residents, Momentum wants to be ready to help, the social service agency’s regional director said Thursday.

Since opening its office at 115 West Broadway in November, the state-licensed, for-profit agency has been serving three clients suffering from autism, mental retardation or other cognitive impairments, and it wants to serve more, Sandi Macomber said.

“We are trying to open up our doors to folks and offer them something more than the standard service,” Macomber said Thursday. “In the Lincoln area, we could serve up to 20 people, and we can hire more people on staff if we get more clients as the program grows and the need requires.”

Like Katahdin Friends Inc., or KFI, Momentum offers day programming ranging from recreational offerings to life-skills building exercises centered on the clients’ needs and desires, Macomber said.

“It is all individual-based. It all depends on what they want to do,” Macomber said.

It also offers comprehensive residential and community support to individuals of all abilities who prefer to reside in a family setting.

Anyone interested in acquiring services can visit www.momentumme.com or call 794-9000.

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