Empowerment Forum For People With Disabilities

5th Annual Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities

Thursday August 17, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
14 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, Maine, 04210

Each year, the Empowerment Forum provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy opportunities and skills through speakers, workshops on specific issues, and panel discussions.

NARPA is coming to Maine!!! Scholarships available!

The Annual Rights Conference presented by the National Association of Rights Protection and Advocacy is coming to Maine!

DATE: September 6-9, 2017
LOCATION: Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street, Portland

This yearly conference features discussions, lectures and workshops on the intersection of mental health, advocacy, activism and the law.

This conference is being brought to Maine by Disability Rights Maine.

To view conference flyer, click HERE

Scholarships are available. You will be required to fill out an application to see if you are eligible.

To download scholarship application, click HERE

All directions for completion and submission of scholarship application are on the attached application document!

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 21, 2017

For more information about NARPA, click HERE and you will be brought to the conference website!

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault Releases seccond Bi-Annnual Needs Assessment- Feedback Needed!

The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) is conducting their second bi-annual Underserved Survivors of Sexual Violence Needs Assessment. This survey is designed to get feedback on sexual assault services in Maine and for them to learn more about how to best support survivors.

The survey takes about 5 minutes and will significantly help them improve services. Hearing the voices of survivors and community partners is very important to them and how they do their work so they are looking for your feedback.

To complete the survey, click HERE

July 2017 CCSM Legislative Subcommittee Meeting Cancelled!

Please Note: Their will be NO Legislative Subcommittee Meeting in July 2017! The next scheduled meeting will be on August 9, 2017 at the Maine Statehouse; tour followed by a brief meeting. Meeting location: TBD.

For more information, click HERE visit our Facebook event page

CCSM releases concept drafts for 2 new Issue Statements- Feedback Wanted!

The CCSM Issue Statement Subcommittee is currently working on 2 new issue statements:

  1. 1. Lack of Access to a Peer Center in the Greater Lewiston Area. Click HERE to view document .
  2. 2. Lack of Housing for People who are eligible for BRAP Vouchers. Click HERE to view document.

The CCSM Issues Statement Committee would like to hear from you. What are your thoughts on helping to find a solution to these issues?

Please respond by attending your local meeting and giving solution oriented feedback, either verbally or in writing. Written comments can also be emailed to: vmccarty@maineccsm.org OR sent through the mail to:

The CCSM
Issue Statement Comments
219 Capitol St. Suite #7
Augusta, Maine 04330

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