The CCSM is still operational as we are working out of the office remotely.
We can still be reach by calling our regular office number: 430-8300 or 1-877-207-5073.
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MAINE COVID-Support Resource

The CCSM has created this easy to use graphic to inform you of support resources available during these stressful times due to COVID-19. The image below can be downloaded and shared….

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2020 HOPE Conference-Call for Artwork (Deadline Extended)

The HOPE conference planning committee has extended the deadline for this year’s call for artwork to allow more time for submissions to be collected!  (View flyer below…) NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 2, 2020 There is still time to submit your ideas!! The planning group would love a bunch of ideas to choose from!

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2020 HOPE Conference- Call for Presentations

The HOPE Conference planning committee has released a call for presentations for the 2020 conference. If you have an idea for a workshop and would like to submit one, then now is the time! For learn more about submitting a proposal and to obtain proposal form, please see below: For more detailed information, click HERE

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Feedback Wanted on New Issue Statements!

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created new issue statement concept drafts regarding access to medications in Maine Jails and re-establishing the Office of Consumer Affair within Maine’s Dept. of Health & Human Services. To view the issue statement: “Access to Medications in Maine Jails Concept Draft“, click HERE To view the issue

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New Meeting Format Announced for 2020

In an effort to increase participation and get feedback from as many of our peers as possible, the SCC has voted on changing our local council meeting schedule (see chart below). Beginning on Jan.1, 2020, we will start using a new rotating, quarterly format that will include holding local council business meetings, hosting forums and

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Feedback Wanted on New Issue Statements

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created first drafts of issue statements regarding ways to help people with a criminal history to obtain employment and another for people who end up in correctional facilities without access to mental health treatment. To view the issue statement ” Alternative pathways to Employment for People

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Statewide Consumer Council Election Notice-2019

The CCSM is currently accepting applications for 3 At-Large Representatives to serve on the Statewide Consumer Council (SCC). The Statewide Consumer Council consists of 2-3 representatives from each local council and 1 At-Large Representative from each Region (a list of regions & counties is attached). Election Schedule One At-Large Representative will be elected from each

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CCSM To Host 2019 Regional Meetings

The CCSM will be hosting the following regional meetings: Region 1- Biddeford November 7, 2019 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Region 2- Rockland October 28, 2019 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Region 3- Caribou October 30, 2019 3:00 PM-5:00 PM We invite you to come hear information about Maine’s adult mental health Consent Decree from Disability Rights Maine (DRM).

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Looking for Outreach Coordinator to join our team!

The CCSM is currently hiring a full time Community Outreach and Technical Assistance Coordinator. This is an hourly position that offers earned time, paid health (100%) and dental insurance (paid at 50%). To view the job description, click HERE To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Simonne Maline, Executive Director: [email protected] or

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