The CCSM Staff is back in the office but we are temporarily closed for public visits! We are still fully operational and can be reach by calling our regular office number: 430-8300 or 1-877-207-5073.

Alert! Learn more about CCSM's response to COVID-19.

Online Community Forums Scheduled for August

“Re-inventing the Adult Mental Health System” Online Community Forums (See flyer above for more details…) We invite you to join us and share your thoughts on what YOU imagine Maine’s adult mental health system should look like. Information collected will be organized, compiled and shared with the Department of Health & Human Services. All forums

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Comments/Feedback Wanted on CCSM Issue Statements (1st Drafts)

We want to hear from you! The CCSM has created new issue statement concept drafts regarding Section 17 Flexibility of Care and consumers not being included in ISP goal setting. To view the issue statement: “Section 17 Flexibility of Care Service-Revisited“, click HERE To view the issue statement: “Consumers Not Being Included In Setting ISP Goals”,

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COVID-19 and SSI/SSDI Benefits

Webinar offered by: April 16, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m CART captioning provided How do Economic Impact Payments Impact Public Benefits? How do SSI/SSDI beneficiaries get their Economic Impact Payment? How does Unemployment Insurance (UI) Impact Public Benefits? What Social Security Services Are Being Impacted By COVID-19? Should I Report my Job Loss or

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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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