CCSM Corona Virus Response Announcement

Good day, The Consumer Council System of Maine (CCSM) has been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and heeding guidance from the U.S, and Maine Centers for Disease Control as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). We want to ensure that we have the right plans and resources in place to safeguard everyone’s health and well-being and …

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CCSM Office Closure – 2/13/2020

Due to the weather and thinking of the safety of all staff and our members, the CCSM office will be closed today, Tuesday, February 13, 2020. Staff will still be available and can be reached by calling us through our office number: 430-8300 or Toll-Free: 1-877-207-5073. Thank you and please stay safe today!

2020 HOPE Conference – Call for Artwork (Deadline Extended)

The HOPE conference planning committee has extended the deadline for this year’s call for artwork to allow more time for submissions to be collected!  (View flyer below…) NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 2, 2020 There is still time to submit your ideas!! The planning group would love a bunch of ideas to choose from!

Mental Health Working Group Report Released

As you may know, the CCSM was part of a working group established via legislation: ‘LD 1602, Resolve 2019, Chapter 100, Resolve, Establishing the Working Group on Mental Health.’ The group was tasked with assessing the State’s capacity to serve Maine citizens with behavioral health needs and propose a comprehensive mental health plan for the State. This group has finished …

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CCSM Closures & Cancellations

The office will be closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020 due to the snow storm. Staff can still be reached by calling our office number: 430-8300 or 1-877-207-5073. Stay safe!

2020 HOPE Conference – Call for Presentations

The HOPE Conference planning committee has released a call for presentations for the 2020 conference. If you have an idea for a workshop and would like to submit one, then now is the time! For learn more about submitting a proposal and to obtain proposal form, please see below: For more detailed information, click HERE to view flyer. To download …

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Feedback Wanted on New Issue Statements!

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created new issue statement concept drafts regarding access to medications in Maine Jails and re-establishing the Office of Consumer Affair within Maine’s Dept. of Health & Human Services. To view the issue statement: “Access to Medications in Maine Jails Concept Draft“, click HERE. To view the issue statement: “Office of Consumer Affairs …

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New Meeting Format Announced for 2020

In an effort to increase participation and get feedback from as many of our peers as possible, the SCC has voted on changing our local council meeting schedule (see chart below). Beginning on Jan.1, 2020, we will start using a new rotating, quarterly format that will include holding local council business meetings, hosting forums, and having optional meeting months. This …

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