A lot has changed in 67 years. Great Bay Services was founded in 1954 by a group of parents who refused to send their children with disabilities to the state institutions. Today, we are still on the forefront of innovative and progressive programs for adults with disabilities.
To reflect the evolution of Great Bay Services, we unveiled a new logo, designed by Eileen Berezni. It incorporates the same elements of the soaring seagull and the waves of Great Bay. But rather than separating the pieces, the new logo unites the bird, waves and name in the same image.
We wanted to emphasize our longevity, our mission, and our name. We are part of the community, not separate. Rather than the seagull above Great Bay, the new logo shows that we are merged with the whole.
The new logo also updated the color scheme, while still using the cool blue and green tones that have always represented Great Bay Services.
Our organization is constantly developing. We wanted a logo that people didn’t associate with the old Great Bay Services, sheltered in Newington. We operate all along the greater seacoast area from Hampton, NH to Portland, ME. We serve not only our members, but their families, their employers, and other area nonprofits where our clients volunteer. We are part of the community, enriching the community – we are Great Bay.
Tote bags featuring the new logo will be available for $15 by contacting 603-842-5344. The bags were printed by Spectrum Designs, a New York based company which employs adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Shannon Cantara is our Adult Case Management Department Head and agency Transition Specialist. Shannon holds a Master’s degree in Special Education, and worked as a Special Educator in both Maine and New Hampshire for several years prior to a career shift to work with Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Her extensive knowledge of services and supports during the educational years, as well as adulthood, allows her to provide specialized support in assisting families, clients and guardians with a smooth transition through process of working with the Maine Adult Developmental Services Eligibility and application process.