Winthrop, Maine 1-800-273-5200

Public Hearing

  Maine DHHS Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) and Disability Rights Maine (DRM)
 
Want to hear from families of children receiving or in need of community based behavioral health services (sometimes referred to as Section 28 and/or 65), as well as community members. Come share your positive experience with the current behavioral health services as well as any challenges your family may be experiencing. Children's Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) and DRM seek to better understand and address the unmet needs of children with developmental disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses and their families. Please note the following dates and times for the public hearing in your area:
 
Date
Time
Location
Address
Tuesday, Nov.7, 2017
10:00-12:00
Presque Isle/
Caribou
DHHS/OCFS
30 Skyway Drive Unit 100
Caribou, ME 04736
Tuesday, Nov.7, 2017
5:00-7:00
Bangor
DHHS
396 Griffin Rd
Bangor, ME 04401
Thursday, Nov.9, 2017
10:00-12:00
Rumford
Rumford Public Library
56 Rumford Ave.
Rumford, ME 04276
Thursday, Nov.9, 2017
5:30-7:30
Portland
DHHS
151 Jetport Blvd
Portland, ME 04106
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
10:00-12:00
Rockland
DHHS
91 Camden St., Ste. 103
Rockland, ME 04841
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
5:00-7:00
Ellsworth
DHHS
17 Eastward Lane
Ellsworth, Me 04605
 
CBHS welcomes either written or spoken comments at the hearing. In addition, written comments will be accepted through close of business on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 and should be submitted to:                          
Teresa Barrows
OCFS Children's Behavioral Health Services
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
 
PRIORITY AREAS FOR CHILDREN'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES IN MAINE
CBHS established the following priorities for 2017:
 
 
1.) Ability to access behavioral health services for children
2.) How well the current system of children's behavioral health services is meeting your child's needs
3.) Barriers to accessing services, if any, encountered in meeting your child's behavioral health needs
4.) Suggestions to improve the children's behavioral health system of care
 
forwarded email by Maine Department of Health and Human Services 
Friday, October 20, 2017