Concept Draft: Dedicated Peer Services Funding Should Stay in Peer Services

The CCSM recently learned about the fact that when the Waterville Peer Recovery Center (held by NAMI ME) closed, the monies were not reallocated for peer services. There are so few dedicated dollars for peer services in the mental health community that we are concerned that what little we have should stay in our community to pay for needed mental health peer centers/services. We know that the Biddeford Peer Recovery Center is slated to close as a result of the RFP that ultimately was not awarded in June and we are majorly concerned that this will also happen for their funds.

To submit feedback, ideas, or a personal story relating to this issue statement, please send it to the CCSM either by mail at: 219 Capitol St. Suite 7 Augusta, ME 04330, or email at [email protected].