INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO URGE THEIR LEGISLATORS TO PASS
LD 540: “An Act to Establish Peer Respite Centers for Adults with Mental Health Challenges in Maine”
The good news is that the Health and Human Services Committee has voted unanimously to pass this bill out of their committee. Next, it will go on to the full Legislature for a final vote. That is why it is so important to let all of our legislators know how important it is to have peer respites return to Maine. This is because peer respites do not replace traditional clinical services, rather they provide alternatives and choices for individuals.
This is not the final step though, if we are successful in the Maine House and Senate, the bill would go to the Appropriations table for the funding needed to make this a reality!
Here’s a link where you can find your current State Representative. It will also give the number of the district and town(s) they are in.
Here’s a link where you can find your current State Senator. It will also give you the number of the district and town(s) they are in.
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