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Program Information
Program Name: Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Lydia Richard
Address: PO Box 878
Bangor, ME 04402
Telephone #: 207-941-4734
Fax #: 207-561-5050
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To support local peer initiatives & consumers in becoming strong & valued partners in Maine's mental health & community support system. 2. To facilitate the provision of TA in training consumers by accessing local, regional, state & national resources. 3. Assist local peer initiatives & consumers to identify & acquire a range of leadership & other skills essential to both personal recovery & system change. 4. Promote the application of leadership skills & organizational capacity to systems change strategies & actions at state & local levels. 5. Articulate & implement a plan for sustaining infrastruction enhancements after Center for Mental Health support ends.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Through a SAMSHA grant our Leadership Academy was assessed by the Muskie School for Public Service
Program Mission Statement: To support the creation and sustainability of programs & initiatives that provide a better quality of life for Maine consumers.

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