Bayside Community Network (BCN/Bayside), incorporated in 1972 as Cecil County Activity Center, Inc. through the efforts of a group of parents, is a non-profit human services agency licensed and funded by the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration.
Bayside Community Network, Inc. was formed in 1998, through the merger of Cecil County Activity Centers, Inc., Cecil County Training Center, Inc., Cecil County Group Residences, Inc., and Sunny Acres, Inc. After 26 years of working together as separate agencies, the merger has resulted in a more efficient and coordinated delivery of services to meet the needs of the community. In 2005, Bayside added Camp C.A.R.E. to its family of services.
It is the goal of Bayside to help persons with disabilities, mainly developmental impairments, to learn to live their lives as normally and independently as their capabilities will allow. We work diligently to see that each person can develop personal competence and maximum independence in the community.
This goal is accomplished through the Client’s participation in a continuum of vocational, educational, volunteer, social and residential programs. Agency services reflect a philosophy that embraces person directed outcomes for each person with respect and dignity for individual needs and choices.