Our Behavioral Health Home (BHH) is a partnership between our Community Support Services community mental health program, and several local Health Home practices, with a goal of better managing the integrated physical and behavioral health needs of eligible adults. This program represents a targeted effort to improve mental and physical health outcomes for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders, following on the foundational understanding that prospects for recovery increase when efforts to support the individual are collaborative and focused on the whole health of the person. The client and Care Coordinator (case manager) work together with the client’s medical and mental health providers, supported in the process by our BHH Team, which includes a Nurse Care Manager, a medical consultant, a psychiatric consultant, a clinical team leader, and our Peer and Family Health Navigators.
The Peer Wellness Programming in the Behavioral Health Home at the Opportunity Alliance focuses on complete body, mind, and relational wellness. Groups and workshops are designed to encompass a variety of topics allowing for participants to explore their values, what health and wellness means to them, and how they can move towards full wellness in their lives based on what they discover. The wellness programming includes various one time workshops scattered throughout each month, and a weekly wellness drop-in group also provides rich and wide-spread topics focused on nourishing the body mind and soul while fostering community inclusion. Ongoing groups such as Pathways to Recovery and Healthy Relationships provide a weekly curriculum based platform for participants to discover and grow together in core groups. The peer-led wellness groups are facilitated by Peer and Family Health Navigators, certified in Intentional Peer Support and who have diverse lived experience and share their stories of living with and overcoming mental health struggles. For more information, contact Peer and Family Health Navigators Hilary Andreoli and Ilana Schreiber at the Opportunity Alliance.
The Women's Project serves women 18 and older, pregnant or parenting a child up to age six, who are affected by substance use. We offer individual recovery planning to help women overcome the barriers that keep them from getting treatment; mental health and trauma screening, to help move toward health and wellness, and coordination and advocacy to help identify and connect to community resources that are most needed.
We serve Cumberland, York, Lincoln, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Franklin, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and Oxford Counties.
The Women's Project is funded in part by Cumberland County.
MaineStay: A Portland-based collaborative program includes an eight-bed residential treatment facility and support services for young adults, 18-25, struggling with homelessness and mental illness.
The Bridge: a 12 bed short term residential treatment program for homeless adults with a major mental illness many of whom also experience co-occurring conditions. The Bridge provides a comprehensive treatment program that assists residents with securing long-term housing while stabilizing their mental health and connecting them to community resources and supports. The Bridge is staffed 24/7 for mental health support and medication administration. Staff maintains ongoing collaborative partnerships with community providers to assist in a comprehensive quality care of each resident. Our Bridge program is funded in part by Cumberland County.
Gordon Green: An eight-bed permanent residence providing intensive treatment and support for elderly adults under guardianship with a combination of challenges including mental illness and disabilities related to age or physical impairments.
Helen Winslow Ray House: A seven-bed comprehensive rehabilitation residence providing support, counseling and advocacy for adults with a major mental illness.
Morrison Place at Randall Street: This 12-bed facility, serving homeless men and women from across the state offers intensive individualized treatment, education around mental health diagnosis and the complexities of co-occurring disorders, coping skills to help manage symptoms, and relapse prevention skills such as anger management, conflict resolution, ADL skills, and transitional living skills. Clients receive complete psychosocial assessments upon admission which guide individual treatment goals that are updated quarterly. The program also addresses vocational, educational, financial, legal, family relationship, spiritual and recreational goals. Clients participate in self-esteem building activities such as volunteer work and physical activities helping them to build strong relationships in the community as well as with staff, peers, and other providers. Clients graduate with a foundation of sobriety, stability, permanent housing, a source of income, strong supports, improved self-awareness and healthy coping skills that lead to improved functioning in the community.
774-HELP: Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, 774-HELP(4357) offers immediate access to crisis intervention, suicide prevention/intervention, crisis/supportive counseling, problem solving services to adults and children throughout Cumberland County, 774-HELP(4357) is the phone number for Cumberland County Crisis Response.The Opportunity Alliance has provided crisis response services to residents of Cumberland County since 1970, ensuring that there is someone to provide help to children, adolescents, and adults whenever it is needed. Cumberland Country Crisis Response is a comprehensive 24-hour mental health crisis system offering phone and face-to-face crisis intervention and stabilization services for adults, children, and adolescents experiencing a crisis. The Opportunity Alliance provides the same for adults. Cumberland County Crisis Response services and supports include:
Our Cumberland County Crisis Response programs are funded in part by Cumberland County.
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