Nurturing the Path to Success

Providing an environment to feel challenged, be successful, and improve self-esteem.

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Coastal Opportunities is a private, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to assist adults with developmental disabilities to become participating members of their social and economic community.

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Who We Can Help

Every year, we help 90 adults with developmental disabilities receive day and/or residential assistance. We employ over 85 people, and have 11 sites to support individuals in Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Owls Head, Hope, and Thomaston. Our primary service area is Knox County.

What We Can Do

Coastal Opportunities provides a variety of services to adults in the day and employment programs. 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 Can Help

In addition to providing training and employment opportunities, individuals in Coastal Opportunities volunteer their time at worthy local charities like Meals On Wheels, and Goodwill. We believe strongly in working with organizations to help both the local community, as well as our participants.

Our Services

  • Community Support

    Designed to enhance the personal and social skills of all individuals so that they can be fully participating members of the local community. Our participants also volunteer at various local charities to help support our community.

    Community Services
  • Residential

    A range of care and supervision levels in six Knox County communities, where the homes and their residents have been welcomed. We believe in offering around the clock assistance and training when it is needed.

    Residential Services
  • Work Support

    Coastal Opportunities participants are visible throughout the community as they head to work at a variety of local businesses. Their jobs, attuned to their abilities and skills, provide income, camaraderie, and enhanced self-esteem.

    Work Support
  • Redemption Center

    A steady flow of cars arrives five days a week at the Coastal Redemption Center, established 40 years ago when Maine became the third state to adopt a “Bottle Bill.” Many customers opt to donate their bottles to Coastal Opportunities.

    Redemption 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.