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This service helps adults with mental health challenges, or mental health and substance abuse challenges (co-occurring disorders), who have been unsuccessful living independently and require an intensive level of support to remain in the community. The service is provided via the mechanism of a community residence and prior authorization for the use of this service must be obtained from the State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adult Mental Health Services.

All locations comply with both Maine State Mental Health and Assisted Living licensing requirements. Individuals supported within these community residences have severe and persistent mental illness and a demonstrated need for residential care.

OHI provides these services in six locations in the greater Bangor area with some variation in levels of support intensity and specialized populations. The overall goal of the service is to help the recipient achieve stable, independent functioning which will enable him or her to move on to permanent housing. Supports offered include the following:

  • Symptom management
  • Development of positive coping skills
  • Accessing 12 Step and other recovery-oriented self-help groups
  • Supportive counseling
  • Medication administration and monitoring
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Personal care services
  • Monitoring of safety
  • Assistance in scheduling and attending appointments
  • Assistance identifying and addressing medical needs
  • Assistance connecting with family and other natural supports
  • Crisis prevention
  • Development of skills for daily living
  • Support with meal planning, grocery shopping and meal preparation
  • Identifying, developing and maintaining healthy peer and natural supports in the community

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