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Katahdin Friends, Inc. (KFI), headquartered in the small rural community of Millinocket, Maine, has been a service provider in this community and surrounding regions for the last 54 years. After providing segregated services for its first 20 years, KFI became an early adopter of supported employment. In the 1980s, staff members started attending conferences to learn about better, cheaper ways to serve their customers. They were profoundly influenced by the integration approach to community and employment support espoused by other innovative service providers across the country
ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "Service Provider Promising Practice: KFI in Maine - Making Mission-Driven Choices About Funding and Service Innovation" (2013). ThinkWork! Publications. 38.