Below are some of the big and small questions we get asked everyday…
What is the age range of the household?
Typically 18-22, but we will consider residents up to age 28. The average resident age in the program is 21.
What is the typical length of stay?
How often is the house supervised by an adult?
The West End house and The Shaw House are staffed 24-7, with sleep-in staff at night. During the day, the staff-to-client ratio is 2:1. Deering Oaks, our step-down house, has staff present Monday through Friday, 8-4.
Can a resident have a phone and computer?
Yes, clients are allowed to bring their own cell phone and laptop computer. There is daily structure related to technology use and access can have increased limitation if use is a complicating a client’s progress.
How much independence and autonomy does each resident have?
We are an individualized, client-centered program and upon admission, each client has an individualized program that will dictate their level of independence and autonomy.
Can clients bring cars?
Are you LGTBQIA+ friendly?
Yes. We provide all gender accommodations that are LGBTQIA+ affirming. We also have weekly gender-inclusive sex-positive education.
Can clients bring money?
We provide restrictions on what clients can bring and how much their families can support them financially. This enables us to build a successful budgeting program for our clients.
Do you accept insurance?
No, our program is a private pay program, but we do support insurance reimbursement for our clinical services. We can provide superbills for monthly program costs related to direct clinical services.
What is your program cost?
Cornerstones of Maine all-inclusive tuition is $15,500 per month.