The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program that provides information, assistance and advocacy to people with disabilities who are applying for or receiving services under the Rehabilitation Act. Programs under this Act include Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Independent Living Services (ILS) and Projects with Industry. In Maine, the CAP is administered by C.A.R.E.S., Inc., an agency independent from state government.
C.A.R.E.S., Inc. has held the Client Assistance Program contract for more than 25 years. Our current contract runs through September 30, 2019. After much thought and consideration, we have decided to not seek renewal of this contract. C.A.R.E.S., Inc., as of October 1, 2019, will no longer be providing advocacy services for people utilizing the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Independent Living Program.
It has been a privilege of serving our mutual clients over the years. We value the positive working relationships we have established over time and are grateful to have been given the opportunity to have made a positive impact on people with disabilities across Maine.