Cornerstones of Maine Announces a New Program Residence
Portland, ME: Cornerstones of Maine, a clinically-driven transitional living program designed to assist men, women, and gender-nonconforming young adults in their journey to becoming independent, announces a new program residence in Portland, ME. This new residence is located on State Street just a short walk to the historic Old Port district and is the third residence opened by Cornerstones, joining the Pine Street residence, also located in Portland, and the Fairfield Hill residence in Kennebunkport.
The State Street house, which opened to residents in November 2020, functions as a step-down opportunity for residents who want to experience independent living before successfully graduating from Cornerstones. Unlike the Fairfield Hill and Pine Street houses which have staff in the milieu 24/7, the State Street house has no live-in staff, instead offering daily staff check-ins. This allows the residents more autonomy and the opportunity to further practice independent living while enjoying the support of Cornerstones staff.
“The State Street House is a game-changer for our residents because it gives them the opportunity to test drive independent living while still in the Cornerstones program,” says Jacob Gelles, Founder and Co-Director at Cornerstones of Maine.
Similar to their other program residences, State Street residents will still receive support in seven core areas: therapeutic work, life skills development, executive functioning, academics, professional development, interpersonal growth, and health and wellness. To learn more about the Cornerstones residences and view a video tour of each,
About Cornerstones of Maine
Cornerstones of Maine is a clinically-driven transitional living program designed to assist men, women, and gender-nonconforming young adults (ages 18 to 28) in their journey to becoming independent. Through transformative therapeutic work and individual and group support, our residents work towards independent living. Our individualized program includes professional development, academic re-engagement, and character-building experiences that teach a myriad of skills and create pathways for successful life habits. These experiences, along with enrichment opportunities, promote emotional growth, personal value, and life purpose.