About Morrison

Building A Brighter Future Since 1951

Our Mission:

To build a bright future for people with disabilities by empowering individuals to achieve maximum personal growth and independence.


Our Strengths

A private, non-profit organization, Morrison Center has empowered Maine residents of all ages and abilities for more than 67 years with world-class educational, training, and support services. We offer:

65 years

Our History

Morrison Center has been serving the greater Portland area for more than 67 years. In fact, what is known as Morrison Center today began in 1951 when a group of interested individuals from the Westbrook Kiwanis formed an affiliation with Down East Cerebral Palsy Association.

Throughout the 1950’s, the program expanded from a Saturday afternoon playgroup to offering services several days a week. 67 years later, we’ve grown to an organization that offers a wide variety of programs and services five days a week. We also changed our name to honor Betty Morrison who essentially founded the Center and served as the Executive Director from 1962-1999!

Morrison Center now serves adults and children of all ages and abilities through several different programs offered at locations throughout Maine.


Our Board of Directors

Danielle Loring

Executive director

Fred Pape III


Randall Ford


Tim Thompson


Jason Rayne


Dean Alofs

Board member

William Stockmeyer

Board member

Daniel J. Honan

Board member

Ed Krusec

Board member

Russell Leonard

Board member

Charles McBrady

Board member

Richard Michaud

Board member

Theresa Sampietro

Board member

Board member


In The Media

A Block with many Buildings on it.

Jan 14, 2020

Help Support
Our Programs

There are many ways to support Morrison Center! Morrison Center is grateful for the generous support of many individuals, businesses and partners in the community who help support the many programs and activities of the Center.

The Morrison Center has launched a $14 million capital campaign to build out its 150-acre property on Gloucester Hill Road, starting with homes for 24 more children. It currently houses 12.
Large Building.

Nov 19, 2018

Demand continues to grow for the services of the Morrison Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to help people of all ages with disabilities. That need prompted the purchase of a 125-acre property at 215 Gloucester Hill Road…
A Building in the Snow.

Jan 30, 2017

Demand for the services of The Morrison Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to help people of all ages with disabilities, has prompted the expansion of its facilities in Wells.