CCSM Quarterly Newsletter-Summer 2022 Edition

The CCSM would like to announce the start of our quarterly newsletter! We will release 3-4 issues per year! Each issue will contain updates on CCSM projects, upcoming meetings/events and more! Today we release our Summer 2022 edition! To view, click here:…/ccsm-quarterly-newsletter-summer-2022

DRM & CCSM To Host Screening of “The Wisdom of Trauma”

Disability Rights Maine and The Consumer Council System of Maine will be hosting a screening of the movie “The Wisdom of Trauma” on June 2, 2022 from 6-8 pm followed by a panel discussion. Closed Captioned Movie | Panel Discussion: ASL Interpreters Provided and Closed Captioned. The movie will be held on the platform “Show & Tell” and a secure …

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2022 HOPE Conference Registration Now Open!

The HOPE Conference will be held in person this year on May 18th from 8 am – 4 pm at the Augusta Civic Center. Registration is now open!! For more information and/or to register, click button below… You can also get updates and more on the HOPE Conference Facebook page! Click the button below….

Mills Administration Launches Website to Help Maine People Claim $850 Relief Checks

From the office of Governor Janet Mills Those with questions about the $729.3 million relief program can visit for answers On the heels of the Governor signing into law the supplemental budget sending relief to Maine people, the Mills Administration announced today it has launched a website to assist those who want to claim their $850 relief payment. The …

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Take part in Maine’s Transportation Surveys!  

This is your chance to comment on Maine’s transportation & provide input into the Maine DOT’s long-range planning process. It’s your opportunity to provide input into the Maine’s Statewide Active Transportation and Statewide Strategic Transit Plans.  For more detailed information, click HERE

Following Release of Governor’s Budget Change Package, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coalition Urges Swift Passage

The Governor’s supplemental budget change package, released earlier today, proposes an additional $19.7 million in state funding to address immediate needs in Maine’s behavioral health system. The proposal, which was developed in collaboration with behavioral health providers, supports children’s residential care, assertive community treatment for those with severe and persistent mental illness, targeted case management, and outpatient therapy for children and adults through …

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Action Alert: LD 2008

The CCSM will be having a legislative writing group meeting this coming Monday, March 14th from 1-3 PM.  We will be working on LD 2008 An Act To Establish a Court Process for Involuntary Substance Use Disorder Treatment, There is not a hearing scheduled for this bill yet, but we want to be prepared. Hope you can join us.  Thank …

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Legislative Hearings Scheduled for 3/1/2021

The following bills will be heard on Tuesday, March 1, 2021 at the Maine Legislature… If you are interested in testifying, please contact the CCSM office at 430-8300 or Toll Free: 1-877-2075073. All hearings will be held online in front of the Health & Human Services Committee Hearing Time: 10:00 am LD 1993 An Act To Establish a Progressive Treatment …

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State Budget Hearing Scheduled for 2/28/2022

State Budget Hearings (LD 1995) are beginning on Monday, February 28, 2022 starting with the Health & Human Services piece. If you are interested and need guidance on testifying, please contact Vickie McCarty, CCSM Assistant Director, at 430-8300 or Toll Free: 1-877-207-5073

2022 Regional Meeting & Elections Notice

The CCSM will be hosting regional meeting & SCC Elections as follows: All meetings held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and online via Zoom Region 1: Cumberland & York Counties March 30, 2022 Region 2: Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset & Waldo Counties April 6, 2022 Region 3: Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis & Washington Counties April 27, …

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