Current Consumer Issues
Here you will find the latest news and information regarding our work in helping to shape public policy and mental health services in Maine.
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”,
You are invited to attend one of our upcoming forums ! ~These forums are open to the public and are free to attend~ Share your feedback on local issues related to Maine’s mental health system! Information collected will be used to inform our work and help us focus on the most important issues in the coming
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
Webinar Training hosted by: Consumer Council System of Maine & Disability Rights Maine DATE: April 9, 2020 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Consumer Council System of Maine, in partnership with Disability Rights Maine, is hosting a training to help you learn the best way to protect your rights during a time of national emergency. This training is
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….
Due to COVID-19, all peer centers are closed to in-person visits! If you need to contact your local peer center for support, call the number provided below…
The CCSM has created a web page specific to COVID-19 updates and resources within the community. Many organizations, such as Disability Rights Maine & Maine Equal Justice Partners, are still open and functioning via telephone. If you feel your rights are being violated, you need information about COVID-19 as it relates to your job or
Join Maine DHHS leadership and Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) staff for an overview of the recent significant expansions to telehealth policy at the state and federal level that will allow Maine providers and patients to better leverage technology and promote continuity of care for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. NETRC staff will also
In order to comply with recommendations on limiting the spread of and exposure to COVID-19, the CCSM is being proactive and has cancelled the Farmington Community Forum scheduled for March 24, 2020. Please stay tuned for other forums to be scheduled in the future!
Good day, The Consumer Council System of Maine (CCSM) has been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and heeding guidance from the U.S, and Maine Centers for Disease Control as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). We want to ensure that we have the right plans and resources in place to safeguard