Due to the snow storm, the office will be closed today. If you need to reach staff, please call 660-3034.
Due to the weather forecast for Thursday, December 27th, the Farmington Local Council meeting has been cancelled.
The CCSM holiday office hours are as follows:
Monday, December 24th: 9 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 26th: 9 AM – 5 PM
Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday season!
~ The Members and Staff of the CCSM~
The CCSM office will be closed all day on November 22nd & 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Due to holidays in November, December & January, the CCSM has had to reschedule some meeting dates. We have updated our calendar to reflect these changes. If you plan to attend a meeting during any of these months, we suggest that you check our calendar first. If you are unsure if a meeting will talk place due to weather, you can check on our website calendar and Facebook Events page or contact the CCSM office. It is always good to check our pages on a regular basis.
~ Thank You~
The Bath/Brunswick Area Local Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow, October 19, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The meeting will be held again next month on November 16 from 1-3 PM at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) promotes Recovery month. The Recovery Month campaign promotes the many benefits of prevention, treatment for mental health and substance use conditions, celebrates all people in recovery, recognizes the contributions of treatment and service providers, peer supporters and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible.
During the month of September, many Recovery Celebrations are being held across the state. Below if an informational list of upcoming events. We hope to see you there!
With all the hot weather we have had this summer, those of us at the CCSM office want to share a SAMHSA blog about excessive heat exposure and those on psychotropic medications and other substances.
The article can be viewed by clicking HERE
The CCSM Outreach Subcommittee scheduled for this Wednesday, June 20th HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
This meeting will be rescheduled and the new date and time will be posted on our Website and Facebook page as soon as it is determined.
Stand With Us In Support of MEJP’s:
A DAY OF ACTION IN AUGUSTA
Monday, April 2, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cross Cafe, Cross State Office Building (adjacent to the State House), Augusta
After the Action: Find your Legislators and speak with them about the disastrous bills on the legislative table!
Maine Equal Justice and their allies are sponsoring a Day of Action in Augusta.
It’s time to tell our legislators to stand with Maine citizens to stop the disastrous hidden deals taking place that will make sweeping changes at the 11th hour of the legislative session.
It’s time for Maine people to stop the out of state campaigns against workers, the middle class and the poor, the environment, and stop the war on women.
Instead of letting Maine focus on sustainable jobs, out of state corporate interests and extremists are pushing an agenda that has nothing to do with our common interests as a state.
As the Maine Legislature winds-down its work for the year, an unprecedented slew of dangerous and irresponsible bills are being rammed-through the process in a desperate attempt to beat the clock.
Here’s just a few of the bills under consideration that have been introduced at the last minute, not given a chance for normal public scrutiny, or are being rushed to votes:
• Siphoning funding from public education to fund private schools;
• Opening Maine up to large-scale, toxic, open-pit mining;
• Weakening the state’s ability to meet the needs of seniors and people with mental illness by rushing a major departmental restructuring;
• Crippling the ability of Maine towns and cities to keep their poorest citizens housed and fed;
• Stripping the ability of certain workers to collectively bargain;
• Undermining systems that protect the unemployed and injured workers;
• Giving away millions of dollars to Maine’s wealthiest while creating a permanent state budget crisis;
• Failing to prepare Maine for the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare); and
• Keeping government documents secret from Maine citizens.
Please stand with Maine people and with the Maine lawmakers working together against this dangerous agenda and flawed process.
Consumers for Affordable Health Care
Homeless Voices for Justice
Maine Center for Economic Policy
Maine Education Association
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Maine People’s Alliance
Maine State Employees Association – SEIU Local 1989 Maine Women’s Lobby
National Association of Social Workers – Maine Chapter
Natural Resources Council of Maine
If you have questions, call the CCSM at 1-877-207-5073