MEET THE OWNERS
My name is Sandra Noble and I am the president of Branches, LLC. I have a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maine at Orono. While attending college, I worked for Treats Falls Corporation as their coordinator of waiver foster homes for seven years. Upon the completion of my degree,
I worked for Community Health and Counseling as the Clinical Supervisor of their adult residential programs. I am very fortunate to have a family-owned business with my son, Brian, who is also in the field of Social Work. He is our Executive Director and co-owner of Branches, LLC. His work experience has been in mental health and working with those with intellectual disabilities. Brian's two children, my grandchildren, are also employed at Branches. Jessica, who is a Residential Supervisor for one of our homes, and Jared, who works as a DSP for another one of our homes. As a family-owned business, we have worked hard at making sure we continue to provide quality care to the consumers we serve.
Sandra K. Noble
My name is Brian Noble and I am the Executive Director and co-owner of Branches, LLC. I have had the unique opportunity to grow up in a group home as my mother was the live-in staff of a home with four men with intellectual disabilities. After high school, I was offered a position in the company my mother worked for. I took advantage of the live-in model of staffing to save money and attend college. I graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Human Services. I have also had the opportunity to be a therapeutic foster parent and manage an off-site forensic unit for adults with severe and profound mental illness.
At Branches, we believe that our residents don't live in our facilities, we work in their homes. It is our mission to provide quality, professional residential services in a home-like atmosphere for adults with intellectual disabilities. It is also our mission to assist people in reaching their highest potential for both our consumers and our staff.
Branches, LLC established in 1998 with two homes. The dream was to create a safe, healthy, family-like atmosphere and for consumers to direct their own lives. Our staff provides professional and caring support which enables them to live as independently as possible. Branches has 10 agency-owned homes and currently serving 25 consumers.
By owning our homes, we are able to respond to the individual needs of the consumers we serve.
Although we now have a variety of schedules, we felt it was important to have consistent staffing. We began with what we refer to as the "live-in" model. This means that we hire Residential Supervisors who live in our homes and provide that family-like atmosphere. They are responsible to supervise staff and to insure that the needs of our consumers are met. Occasionally, Residential Supervisors will have family who are welcome to live in the home as long as it is appropriate to the needs of the consumers we serve.