OEI was founded on 04/17/2008, with the intent of providing the best services possible to individuals in Maine. Eleven years later our 175 employees provide caring, compassionate, and dedicated services to more than 450 individuals daily, in 14 counties!  Thanks to our employees, consumers, and supporters for a wonderful 11 years!

Our Mission

At Opportunity Enterprises, Inc. we will work together so that all people may make choices for their lives in an environment of safety, respect, personal growth, and community involvement. We will do so with integrity, assure the highest quality, and practice responsible stewardship of our resources.

Our mission is to promote the independence, growth, and recovery of the individuals we serve.


The purpose of this corporation is the following:

  • To support children and adults with disabilities in all areas of living.

  • To provide opportunities for growth and recovery to its consumers.

  • To promote the highest level of independence possible for individuals with disabilities.

Guiding Principle

Every individual deserves the opportunity to live the life they desire.

News & Publications

Fall 2020

Starfish Greenhouse & Gift Shop

Welcome to Starfish Greenhouse and Gift Shop! We are a local non-profit organization located in Searsport, Maine offering the highest quality, locally sourced products. 100% of the profits go back to the larger agency (OEI) to support our consumers. We thank all of our customers for believing in our mission and helping us to make our community just a little bit better!! If you'd like to get in touch with us, message us on Messenger. Don't forget to like or follow us on FB so you can stay up to date on the greenhouse and gift shop happenings. 

The farm stand at the greenhouse is bursting with fall harvest items! We have everything from pumpkins and squash to some handmade bittersweet wreaths. The stand is open 24/7 so stop by and check it out if you find yourself in the Searsport area!

Important Announcement:

In response to current events around the Coronavirus issue, the agency has taken several steps to ensure the safety of our staff and consumers. We are communicating daily as things are changing with that frequency. We are working hard to balance the needs of our consumers with the recommendations of the CDC, both at the federal and state level. We are participating in regular conversations with the department as well.

To that end, we ask that visitors to any of the agency’s locations reconsider and utilize other options for conducting business or checking on loved ones. All non-essential meetings (in and out of the agency) are being rescheduled or conducted electronically. Training and staff meetings are moving to electronic versions where possible, postponed, or canceled altogether.

Many of the services we provide simply cannot “shut down”. Therefore, we have instituted several protocols for those employees including taking their temperatures before reporting to work and reporting any symptoms, travel, or contact with a potentially ill person immediately to their supervisor. We have signs on the doors at all locations (offices, residential homes, etc.) asking visitors to reconsider entering at this time. We have hand washing and sanitizing protocols for all areas of service.

We have contacted every employee and consumer served to identify those at higher risk and potential need during this time. We are diligently working to be creative in meeting the needs of those individuals who have no other natural supports. We have had many offers of support from our wonderful staff team and are funneling both support and needs to info@oeime.org.

Please watch our Facebook page for further updates or contact your Program Manager or Case Manager. Our approach will remain fluid in order to meet the changing needs of our staff and consumers. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

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400 Center Street

Auburn, ME 04210


(207) 376-4911




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