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LD 2237 Legislative Action Alert

Hearing on LD 2237 will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024 @ 10 am, and we need any and all peers to help us shine a light on critical areas in need of reform in Maine’s mental health system.

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Concept Draft: Lack of DLS (Daily Living Support) Services for Those in Need of the Service in Maine

Deadline to Respond: March 11, 2024 In the past few years, we have seen a sharp decline in Daily Living Support accessibility for people that need these services to be able to stay in their own homes successfully.

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Second Draft: CCSM Issues Subcommittee Issues with Access to a Current BRAP Application

Deadline to Respond: March 11, 2024 Finding a usable and up-to-date BRAP application is very challenging. There should be a one centralized website to find an accurate current application.

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Final Draft: Encampment Sweeps

Final Draft-Encampment Sweeps: Individuals in encampments should be included in creating solutions for affordable accessible housing. Communities should provide encampments with basic facilities like water, trash removal and a bathroom, and there needs to be robust services provided to all who are living outside.

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Subcommittee Issues with Access to a Current BRAP Application – First Draft 1/10/24

DEADLINE TO RESPOND: February 12, 2024 Finding a current usable and up to date BRAP application is very challenging. We recommend 1. There should one centralized website to find an accurate current application and provide the opportunity to complete an application online.

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Encampment Sweeps – Second Draft – 1/10/24

DEADLINE TO RESPOND: February 12, 2024 We are very concerned that there is a trend towards “sweeping” encampments where people are temporarily living. CCSM would like to see all town/city/state officials stop these traumatic actions.

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