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Program Description
Becket Family of Services operates several children’s residential treatment programs situated in central Maine. Our goal is to provide a highly structured environment for children to learn and develop healthy strategies for controlling their emotions, behaviors, and overall functioning. Each program provides a safe and stable living environment with a focus on individual treatment tailored to meet the needs of each child. All programs are informed by the most current research, treatment perspectives and best practice standards. We have treatment options for both male and female adolescents who are in need of intensive 24-hour supervision and support. See our five programs below:
The Becket House at Belgrade is located in a rural neighborhood on a 20-acre parcel of land featuring an expansive yard, woodlands, and a pond. The Belgrade House provides specialized treatment services for adolescent males who have a history of problematic and abusive sexual behavior. This intensive program provides a highly structured treatment environment with a focus on safety, supervision, and the most up-to-date treatment modalities available. A key feature of our program is its high staff to client ratio of 1:2, in addition to our two therapists, a full-time nurse, and support staff, which provide superior supervision and support. Capacity: 14-beds
  • General Inquiries: Jason Stevens, Program Director
    • Phone: 207-465-4600 (Ext: 2)
    • Fax: 207-465-3785
    • Email: jason.stevens@becket.org
    • Address: 744 Oakland Rd. Belgrade, Maine / Mail: (PO Box 269 Belgrade, ME. 04917)
  • Referrals: Kim Audet
The Becket House at Litchfield program for adolescent males, provides treatment for a range of behavioral and mental health needs. The program is located in a quiet rural setting, which allows for a range of outdoor activities and opportunities. Individual, group, and weekly family therapy are a focus of treatment for residents and their families. Evidence-based treatment models such as Aggression Replacement Training, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are used to address various behavioral concerns and to meet identified treatment needs. Capacity: 10-beds
  • General Inquiries: Fred French, Program Director
    • Phone: 207-242-9530​
    • Fax: 207-268-3860
    • Email: fred.french@becket.org
    • Address: 224 Pine Tree Rd. Litchfield, Maine
  • Program phone: 207-268-3810
  • Referrals: Kim Audet
The Becket House at Auburn is the first of our two adolescent female programs. This program serves a wide range of problematic behaviors and mental health issues. Themes of trauma, self-harm, and suicidal ideation while not exclusive, are common among these clients. Individual, group, and family therapy are staples of the program, in addition to milieu-based therapy and safety planning. Our overarching goal is to provide a stable and predictable treatment environment that provides residents with an opportunity to achieve long-term success with their individual goals in mind. Capacity: 8-beds
  • General Inquiries: Angela Currier, Program Director
The Becket House at Lewiston, the newer of our two Female treatment programs, is located in a quiet Lewiston neighborhood, featuring a large yard and a homelike atmosphere. Similar to its sister program (Auburn House), this program serves individuals that may have a history of struggling with self-harm and suicidal ideation, behavioral challenges, the impacts of traumatic experiences, and those who may be at risk of sexual exploitation. Individual, group and family therapy are staples of the program, in addition to milieu-based therapy and safety planning. Our team strives to provide a stable and predictable treatment environment that provides residents and their families with a path to a healthier future. Capacity: 8-beds
  • General Inquiries: Kerissa Hanson, Program Director
The Becket House at Gorham is residential transitional program for young adult males ages 18 and older who are not yet ready to live on their own because of ongoing treatment, educational, and vocational needs. The goal of the Gorham program is to assist residents in making a full transition to adulthood and maximum their independence. The program is multi-faceted with an emphasis on occupational training and independent living. Residents receive individual and group therapy, and psychiatric medication management as needed.
  • General Inquiries: Fred French
  • Program phone - 207-222-2761​
Meet The Team
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Justin began his career in social services in the late 90’s, providing behavioral health support for children in foster care. In the spring of 2000, he joined Becket Maine’s flagship program, Becket Academy, in Belgrade as a residential counselor. Justin completed his Bachelor of Science in Community Health at the University of Maine at Farmington, through an internship experience at the Becket House. Becket’s philosophy of building from within, afforded Justin the opportunity to ascend through the ranks in the company’s rapidly growing array of services in Maine. Much of Justin’s residential experience and expertise, was garnered as the longtime program director of Becket’s two children’s residential programs, specializing in the treatment of problematic sexual behavior. In the fall of 2016, he was selected to lead Becket Maine’s residential programming.

In addition, Justin has served on numerous committees and work-groups, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, to enhance the delivery of mental health services to the children and families of Maine. Since 2008, Justin has served as the Treasurer for the Child & Family Provider Network, an advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the quality of services for children, youth, and families.

Justin resides in Belgrade, Maine, with his family and enjoys the many outdoor opportunities that the area provides.

Phone: 207-431-2150

Email: justin.gifford@becket.org

Executive Director

Justin Gifford

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Shaun Quimby has been with Becket Family of Services for over 18 years. Beginning his career with Becket as a second-year graduate student, while at the University of New England, he discovered a love for working in residential settings as well as a passion for prevention of future harmful and problematic sexual behaviors. Shaun has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington. Shaun has had the opportunity to work with, and be trained and mentored by some of the foremost experts in the fields of Residential Treatment, Trauma, Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Assessment, and Evidence Based Treatments.

Shaun has extensive training in Aggression Replacement Training, Problem Sexual Behavior Treatment, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma, Risk Needs Responsivity Model, Motivational Interviewing, Feedback Informed Treatment, Positive Psychology, Leadership, and Assessment.

Shaun has presented at local and national conferences. He provides consultation and advisement on difficult cases for other agencies and stake holders.

Shaun is driven and committed to help propel Becket Programs to be among some of the most effective and highest-quality residential programs in the region, if not the country. Shaun enjoys collaborating with stake holders, with an eye toward successful outcomes for youth. Shaun resides in a rural Maine community with his family.

Phone: 207-242-0250

Email: shaun.quimby@becket.org

Clinical Director, LCSW

Shaun Quimby

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