The Maher Way

Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them to increase their independence, self-esteem, productivity, integration and participation in their communities.  

Our Programs

We offer a wide array of programs to support the differing needs of the individuals we serve.

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​Employment Opportunities           We are currently accepting applications.

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James L. Maher Center

120 Hillside Ave

Newport, RI 02840 

401.846.0340

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Our Services

Creating a Community of Caring 

​James L. Maher Center

​​The James L. Maher Center, Newport, RI, is devoted to providing a broad range of services that advance independence and create opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, their families, and the community at large.   


Our programs and services are designed to provide the individual with developmental disabilities the personalized support they need, including vocational, educational, and therapeutic service as required, and to provide employment opportunities so that adults with developmental disabilities can engage as fully as possible in life experiences and live their lives with dignity and respect.


In order to provide employment for our participants and generate funds to support our mission, the Maher Center also offers a range of service for businesses and individuals.  Retail products including plants and gardening supplies as well as gifts and Beaded Star hand made jewelry are marketed through our Garden Center in Middletown, RI.  We also host fundraising and special events throughout the year.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:30

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

  • Day Programs
  • Community Based Support
  • Integrated Community Employment
  • Transportation Services
  • Recreation Activities 
  • Residential Services
  • Business Services