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


In The Media

October 19, 2023

Danielle Loring has been hired by the Morrison Center as its new executive director. Loring holds a master’s in social work from Columbia University and has directed intensive services and emergency department crisis services for Maine Behavioral Healthcare.

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.