NFI North has been a pioneer when it comes to consumer-driven practice. For decades we have developed a service array that empowers those disenfranchised youth and adults challenged with disabilities, mental illness, complex trauma and social injustice. Since the 1970’s, then known as Northeastern Family Institute (NFI), we became one of the original providers to develop community-based alternatives that created effective services based on methods of engagement, peer support, empowerment, skill building, and accountability.
NFI North’s Community Based Services are delivered in the community, generally in the family home, and include service models such as:
- Diagnostic Assessment
- Family Stabilization
- Case Management
- Parent Education
- Support Services
- Evidence Based Models (such as TF-CBT, DBT, Supported Employment and many others)
NFI offers the following in-home and community based services in Maine:
Community Case Management:
NFI North provides case management services to adults with disabilities living independently or with family and to children with disabilities who live with their family, rather than in a residential school or institution.
We welcome the opportunity to provide case management and in-home services for individuals who have a diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability. We serve Cumberland, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset Counties. Our Case Managers can provide the following services and more:
- Medical management
- Community integration
- Calendar planning
- Care Management
- Healthcare management
- Respite Care
For more information please call (207) 942-3799 or email Stephanie Farquhar
Home and Community Treatment:
As a family centered community based organization we are certified to provide children’s home and community based treatment services. NFI has developed this service in a manner that effectively adjusts the level of service necessary in order to meet the individual needs of the children and their family. Services include providing treatment to members living with their families and members who are not currently living with a parent or guardian but with a foster parent or kinship parent. Services include providing individual and/or family therapy or counseling, as written in the Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).
The services assist the children and parent/caregiver to understand the child’s (children’s) behavior and developmental level including co-occurring mental health and substance abuse, teaching them and family/caregiver how to appropriately and therapeutically respond to the identified treatment needs. We provide tools and guidance for supporting and improving effective communication between the family, facilitating appropriate collaboration, and developing plans and strategies to improve and manage the children and family’s future functioning in the home and community.
Services are customized for each family based on needs and may include;
- Comprehensive Assessment
- Problem-solving activities
- Social Skills Development
- Coping Strategies, and more
For more information about this service please contact our Program Director, Andrea Babbin Wood.