From the Spurwink website: Spurwink provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families. Children, adults and families affected by behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities living healthy, engaged lives in their communities.
In 1960, Spurwink began with one house in Portland, Maine, serving eight boys. Today, Spurwink has a wide array of community-based, residential and educational services for children, adults, and families across the state.
We operate three active residential campuses serving children, and another 19 homes serving adults. Spurwink’s three special education schools serve children ranging from 5 to 21 years of age.
Spurwink’s wide array of community-based services include outpatient therapy, case management, behavioral health home services, treatment foster care, public school counseling, trauma therapy for refugees, forensic child abuse evaluations, a crisis center, opioid health home and much more.
Starting with a handful of staff, Spurwink today draws much of its strength from its nearly 1,000 employees. They are the cornerstone of what the organization accomplishes and how services are delivered: developing positive self-regard in those they serve by honoring and respecting who they are, delivering evidence-based treatment and then building upon the strengths of the individual and the family.