Issues Development Subcommittee
This subcommittee is currently meeting online only via Zoom until further notice. Please check back for updates on when hybrid meeting options will begin!
This committee is responsible for creating issue statements and will include: conducting any necessary research on any given issue, follow up on each issue statement and managing timelines for responses to each statement. This group also reviews and finalizes issue statements from local councils and presents them to the Statewide Consumer Council for approval.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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- Second Draft: Critical Shortage of Stable Housing and Related ServicesDEADLINE TO RESPOND: December 11, 2023: The entire State of Maine is experiencing a lack of availability of permanent, stable housing and related services. People diagnosed with mental health challenges are jailed at higher rates than people who may not experience mental health issues or carry a diagnosis.
- CCSM Encampment Sweeps Concept DraftDEADLINE TO RESPOND: December 11, 2023: There is a disturbing trend of sweeps to remove unhoused people/encampments in Maine. We want to see all town/city/state officials to stop these traumatic actions and support these individuals as fellow humans in need.
- Issue Statement: Dedicated Mental Health (MH) Peer Services Funding Needs to Stay in MH Peer ServicesDEADLINE TO RESPOND: November 6, 2023 The CCSM recently learned about the fact that when the Waterville MH Peer Recovery Center (contract was held by NAMI ME) closed, the monies were not reallocated for peer services.
- First Draft: Critical Shortage of Stable Housing and Related ServicesDEADLINE TO RESPOND: November 6, 2023 In the Farmington area and beyond, the availability of permanent stable housing and related services remains insufficient or nonexistent to meet the demand.