Coastal Opportunities strives to provide an environment in which the participants can feel challenged, be successful, and improve their self-esteem.

Established in 1971, as The Coastal Workshop, Coastal Opportunities is a private, nonprofit corporation governed by a local Board of Directors whose mission is to assist adults with developmental disabilities to become participating members of their social and economic community.

did you know

About 90 adults with developmental disabilities receive day and/or residential services annually. Coastal Opportunities employs about 90 staff and owns or operates 11 sites—in Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Owls Head, Hope, and Thomaston—to support individuals in residential and day programs. The primary service area is Knox County.

what we do

Coastal Opportunities provides a variety of services to adults in the day and employment program. Long-term support is provided to individuals who sort bottles at the Coastal Redemption Center. On-site day programming is provided at the Thomas F. Corcoran Center and the Olive Coates Center, both located on Limerock Street in Camden.

how we help

Coastal Opportunities individuals volunteer their time for Meals on Wheels, Knox Center, Tanglewood 4-H Camp, Camden Food Pantry, Nativity Lutheran Church, Windward Gardens, Goodwill, Camden First Aid, South Thomaston United Methodist Church, Bay Chamber Concerts, P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, First Congregational Church of Camden, Humane Society of Knox County, Owls Head Transportation Museum, United Mid-Coast Charities, and Merryspring Nature Center.

We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt