LEWISTON — In celebration of a new congregate living facility for adults with developmental disabilities, Community Partners Inc. (CPI) held a groundbreaking ceremony recently.

As a nonprofit organization, CPI provides housing and support services to adults with developmental disabilities in southern and central Maine. On the site adjacent to CPI’s12-bed nursing home on Old Lisbon Road, the new five-person home will have professional oversight. CPI rents and staffs three homes in Lewiston.

A spokesman for the city of Lewiston, Lincoln Jeffers said he is “excited about this investment in the midst of a tough economy.”

Rory Robb said, “We are very excited about a new accessible permanent home for the people we support in Lewiston. The new energy-efficient group home will replace the three rentals, which will considerably reduce our utility and staffing overhead, and also ensure long-term control over housing costs.”

CPI has been providing direct support services to adults with developmental disabilities since 1967. Programs include independent living, employment support, community inclusion services, and senior enrichment. Individuals are also supported residentially with a variety of housing options, ranging from supported independent living to licensed facilities in communities throughout York, Cumberland, Androscoggin and Kennebec counties.

For more information, contact Amy Safford at 282-7113, ext. 125.

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