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Legislative Action Needed to Pass LD 540

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

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Legislative Action Alert: LD1626

INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO TESTIFY!!
LD 1626: “An Act to Standardize Requirements Between Boards of Visitors for County Jails and Department of Corrections Correctional Facilities”
HEARING INFORMATION Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 1:00 PM
Judiciary Committee (State House Room 436)

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Trauma Informed Care Issue Statement – Final Draft

The CCSM has created the final draft of an issue statement regarding the need for more systemic work on trauma informed practices in the state. To view the concept final draft: PDF Document – Click HERE | Word Document- Click HERE

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Legislative Action Alert: LD 540

INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO TESTIFY!! LD 540: “An Act to Establish Peer Respite Centers for Adults with Mental Health Challenges in Maine” HEARING INFORMATION Wednesday, April 5, 2023  |  1:00 PMJoint Standing Committee on Health & Human Services(Cross Building-Room 209) The CCSM is asking the peer community to provide testimony on this bill.  This bill directs

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Feedback Needed on Parity of Peer Recovery Centers Issue Statement Concept Draft

This Issue statement is on hold for further research. The CCSM has created a concept draft of an issue statement regarding the fact that there are more substance use recovery centers vs. mental health recovery centers in the state of Maine. PDF Document – Click HERE | Word Document- Click HERE Would you like

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Maine.gov Website Issue Statement- Final Draft

The CCSM has created the final draft of an issue statement regarding the Maine.gov website often being outdated and not user friendly along with a way for users to send updates/errors to the website managers. To view the concept final draft: PDF Document – Click HERE | Word Document- Click HERE This issue statement

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IMD Waiver Legislative Bill: Explanation & Talking Points

Mark Joyce of Disability Rights Maine has written a very informative article about what an IMD (Institute of Mental Diseases) Waiver is and why it is not a good thing for peers in the state of Maine. There is going to be a bill that will be heard at the

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Feedback Needed on BRAP Issue Statement- 1st Draft

The CCSM has created the first draft of an issue statement regarding the insufficient BRAP voucher amounts paid to landlords not meeting the current Maine rental market prices which often results in the expiration of these vouchers. To view the first draft: PDF Document – Click HERE | Word Document- Click HERE Would

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Feedback Needed on BRAP Issue Statement Concept Draft

This draft is closed as a 1st draft issue statement has been created. To view the new draft, click HERE The CCSM has created a new issue statement concept draft regarding the insufficient BRAP voucher amounts paid to landlords not meeting the current Maine rental market prices which often results

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Feedback Needed on Access to Car Repair Services Issue Statement- 2nd Draft

The Issue Statement Subcommittee has created a second draft of the issue statement regarding access to care repair services for people on disability and fixed incomes. This is part of a series of transportation issue statements the CCSM is currently working on. To view the second draft: PDF Document –

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