Consumer Council System of Maine
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Mental Health Services
The Consumer Council System of Maine represents fellow consumers with an effective, organized voice in shaping public policy and mental health services.
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The latest news and information regarding public policy and mental health services in Maine
- LD 2237 Legislative Action AlertHearing on LD 2237 will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024 @ 10 am, and we need any and all peers to help us shine a light on critical areas in need of reform in Maine’s mental health system.
- Concept Draft: Lack of DLS (Daily Living Support) Services for Those in Need of the Service in MaineDeadline to Respond: March 11, 2024 In the past few years, we have seen a sharp decline in Daily Living Support accessibility for people that need these services to be able to stay in their own homes successfully.
- Second Draft: CCSM Issues Subcommittee Issues with Access to a Current BRAP ApplicationDeadline to Respond: March 11, 2024 Finding a usable and up-to-date BRAP application is very challenging. There should be a one centralized website to find an accurate current application.
- Final Draft: Encampment SweepsFinal Draft-Encampment Sweeps: Individuals in encampments should be included in creating solutions for affordable accessible housing. Communities should provide encampments with basic facilities like water, trash removal and a bathroom, and there needs to be robust services provided to all who are living outside.
- CCSM Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2024 EditionWe are in the heart of the legislative session and just had Disability Awareness Day on 1/29 in the Hall of Flags. We continue to advocate for LD 540 Peer Respites and we are most effective when we hear from you.
- Peer Advocate Legislative Education DayPeer Advocate Legislative Education Day, February 20, 2024: You’re invited to give legislators your feedback about Maine’s mental health system.
- How to Register to Vote if You Are Unhoused/DisplacedIf you are unhoused or living in a shelter, you are entitled to register to vote in the town you currently reside. If you want to register to vote, visit the clerk from your local town office and provide a physical description of your residence under oath instead of providing a traditional address.
- 2024 Annual Meeting & LuncheonRSVP Deadline: January 19, 2024 You are cordially invited to CCSM’s 2024 Annual Meeting & Luncheon to celebrate our accomplishments in 2023 and to honor those who collaborated with us and helped us meet our mission!
MOST CCSM MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD BOTH IN PERSON AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM! CHECK EACH POSTING FOR MORE DETAILS!
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