Employment in Maine

Maine Can Work 5th Edition 2018 – A Workbook/Guide to employment in Maine

Employment First

Client Assistance Program
(Federally funded program that provides information, assistance and advocacy to people with disabilities who are applying for or receiving services under the Rehabilitation Act. Programs under this Act include Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Independent Living Services (ILS) and Projects with Industry.)

State Government

Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mh/

Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/

Maine State Legislature 
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/

Maine’s Peer Community

Maine’s Peer Centers and Social Clubs 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/samhs/mentalhealth/wellness/social/index.shtml

Peer Support Specialist Network of Maine 
http://www.amistadinc.com/Peer-Support-Specialist-Network-of-Maine

Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs 
http://www.masap.org/site/default.asp

Amistad Community (Portland) 
http://www.amistadinc.com/

Sweetser Learning and Recovery Center (Brunswick) 
http://www.sweetser.org/peers.php

Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine (AIN) 
https://www.facebook.com/AdvocacyInitiativeNetworkOfMaine/

Peer Recovery Training Manual

Youth Move Maine
http://youthmovemaine.org/

Maine Warmline 
1.866.771.WARM (9276) 
Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week – In State Only

Federal Government

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) 
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

National Resource Directory connecting Wounded, Ill and Injured 
Service Members, Their Families and Those Who Support Them
http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/

Social Security Administration 
http://www.ssa.gov

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) 
http://www.samhsa.gov/

SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) 
http://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/offices-centers/cmhs

SAMHDA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Administration) 
http://www.datafiles.samhsa.gov/

President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health 
http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/mentalhealthcommission/

Health Reform.Gov 
http://www.healthreform.gov/

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Homepage 
http://www.ada.gov

The United States Government Manual 
http://www.usgovernmentmanual.gov/

National Peer Resources, Groups, Coalitions

National Empowerment Center 
http://nationalempowermentcenter.com/

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse 
http://www.mhselfhelp.org

National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery 
http://www.ncmhr.org/

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) 
http://www.nasmhpd.org/

Mind Freedom International 
http://www.mindfreedom.org/

Mental Health America 
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness 
http://www.nami.org

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation 
http://cpr.bu.edu/

Disability Research Right to Know 
http://www.bu.edu/drrk/

Maine Mental Health Agencies

211 Maine 
http://www.211maine.org/

Maine’s Behavioral Health Homes

Behavioral Health Homes FAQ
Behavioral Health Homes FAQ – Adults

Maine Support Groups

GEAR- Parent Peer to Peer Group 
http://gearparentnetwork.com/

NAMI Maine 
http://www.namimaine.org/?page=SupportGroups

DBSA (Depression & BiPolar Support Alliance) 
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=peer_state_contacts

Maine Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings 
http://www.csoaamaine.org/

Maine Area of Narcotics Anonymous 
http://namaine.org/meetings.html

Nar-Anon Groups (For relatives and friends who are
concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another) 
http://www.masap.org/site/documents/NarAnonGroups.pdf

Full List of Maine Support Groups 
http://www.masap.org/site/documents/SupportGroupsStateofMaineforwebsite.pdf

Community Resources

Maine SNAP-Ed Program 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/snap-ed/?gclid=CJDw58vi2McCFQwyaQodJWIJuQ

Healthy Eating on a Budget Shopping Tips 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/snap-ed/Shop.pdf?

HOPE Conferences

2016

Connecting Through Compassionate Conversation
PowerPoint
Handout

Recovering People, Recovering Communities
PowerPoint

Systems Change: One Relationship at a Time
PowerPoint
Handout

Wellness & Work: WRAP For Work
PowerPoint
Handout

Writing for Discovery and Strength
Handout

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