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mental health services

The Consumer Council System of Maine represents fellow consumers with an effective, organized voice in shaping public policy and mental health services.

CCSM Releases Survey for Medication Management Issue Statement- Your Input Is Needed!

The CCSM Issues Committee is doing an issues statement on how rate cuts to Medication Management, if implemented, will effect peers who are currently receiving this service.


Any thoughts on this issue are appreciated and we ask that you take some time to fill out the survey we have created by clicking here.


You can email your responses to Vickie McCarty, CCSM Systems Specialist at or call 207.687.6033 if you have any questions.


Feedback is due no later than October 11, 2016 at 5 pm.

Thank you

Maine Equal Justice Partners to Hold Listening Session in Bangor on Oct. 12, 2016 in place of Annual Advocacy Conference

Do You Help People with Low Income?

Case Managers | Social Workers | Legal Aid Providers | Advocates | Home Visitors

Are your clients stuck in broken systems?

Housing  |  Food  |  Health Care  |  Income


What do your clients need?

Please join Maine Equal Justice Partners to set our legislative agenda for 2017.

Tell us what would make these systems better for Mainers with low income. We need to know what really matters to your clients and what would make a difference. This interactive afternoon session will help us identify and prioritize policy changes that would most benefit Mainers with low income.

We'll discuss the most basic needs - housing, food, health care, and income. We know you have a lot to say about these issues, and we need your voice. As we identify ways to change the systems that keep poor people stuck, you will get to connect with partners in these efforts and share resources, strategies, and ideas about how to do this important work well

Bangor Area

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

1:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

Eastport Hall - Room 124

128 Texas Ave.

Bangor, ME 04401

(Parking is available next to the building and across the street)

Mileage reimbursement is available as needed for people with low income. 

 To register, click on this link:

For more information contact: Karen Wyman at

626-7058, ext. 205 or

Please share this invitation with others who might be interested.

 What about MEJP's Advocacy Conference?

This year, we are doing things differently. Instead of the Advocacy Conference, we are holding listening sessions and changing how we offer trainings. Some of the best parts of the Advocacy Conference included the chance to connect with others doing social justice work around the state and the chance to expand your advocacy toolkit with workshops and trainings. We hope these listening sessions will provide a chance to network, share resources, and create systemic change. Your team can continue to expand your knowledge by requesting training from MEJP staff. We will work with you to make sure you get the information you need to do your best work! Contact MEJP's Training Coordinator, Karen, at 626-7058 ext. 205 or for more information.

CCSM To Host Candidates Forum in Portland on Sept. 27, 2016

Your are cordially invited to attend a Candidates Forum  in Portland on September 27, 2016.
This event is sponsored by: The Consumer Council System of Maine

Audience members will have the opportunity to submit written questions for candidates running for Maine State Senate and House of Representatives. 

This forum will be held from 2:30 PM - 4 PM, directly following the REV UP! Voter Registration Event being sponsored by Disability Rights Maine
from 12 PM- 2 PM!

Please see the flyer above for more details! 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CCSM office at: 430-8300 or Toll-Free: 1-877-207-5073

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