Maine DHHS To Host Transportation Listening Sessions

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has formed a group to help improve transportation services and this group is seeking public input. They will be holding listening sessions around the state. If you would like to provide feedback, see below for list of sessions near you…..

SAVE THE DATE – 2020 HOPE Conference

The 2020 HOPE Conference has been scheduled for May 27, 2020! Save the date to join us for a day long event of workshops, keynote speakers and camaraderie!

Feedback Wanted on New Issue Statements

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created first drafts of issue statements regarding ways to help people with a criminal history to obtain employment and another for people who end up in correctional facilities without access to mental health treatment. To view the issue statement ” Alternative pathways to Employment for People with a Criminal History”, click HERE …

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2019 Regional Meetings & Elections Reminder

Regional Meetings and SCC elections will be coming up soon and the deadline for applications is fast approaching: We currently need candidates for Region 1 as no applications have been submitted! All candidates must complete and submit the CCSM Elected Representative Application by 5:00 PM on the following dates: Region 1: October 31, 2019Region 2: October 21, 2019Region 3: October …

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October 2019 Rumford Local Council Meeting Cancelled

PLEASE NOTE: The Rumford Local Council Meeting scheduled for this evening (10/8/19) has been canceled! The group will meet again on November 12, 2019, at 5 PM. For more information about upcoming meetings, click HERE.

Statewide Consumer Council Election Notice – 2019

The CCSM is currently accepting applications for 3 At-Large Representatives to serve on the Statewide Consumer Council (SCC). The Statewide Consumer Council consists of 2-3 representatives from each local council and 1 At-Large Representative from each Region (a list of regions & counties is attached). Election Schedule One At-Large Representative will be elected from each region.  Elections will be held …

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CCSM To Host 2019 Regional Meetings

The CCSM will be hosting the following regional meetings: Region 1- Biddeford November 7, 2019 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Region 2- Rockland October 28, 2019 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Region 3- Caribou October 30, 2019 3:00 PM-5:00 PM We invite you to come to hear information about Maine’s adult mental health Consent Decree from Disability Rights Maine (DRM). Staff attorneys from DRM …

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Last Friday, September 6th, DHHS released an RFP (request for proposal) for the warm line program. This peer staffed and managed program has been operating in Maine for 14 years. For many years, the warm line has been open 24/7. In the current RFP, the State is saying they are only going to pay for a program that is operated …

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