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PORTLAND, ME – Spurwink is pleased to announce that Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) has joined with Spurwink to strengthen behavioral health services in Lewiston as well as Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford, and northern Cumberland Counties. Spurwink and TCMHS are working together to ensure that TCMHS’s strong legacy of providing exceptional behavioral health services to Maine people with mental health and substance use needs continues uninterrupted for clients and the community.

“The goals of both of our boards and leadership are to ensure that services continue uninterrupted and that as many people as possible have employment options to continue doing this critical work throughout this transition process,” stated Catherine Ryder, CEO, Tri-County Mental Health Services. “Additionally, we are confident that Spurwink will bring administrative efficiencies that will strengthen and expand services for people in Lewiston and the surrounding community.”

“We are honored to continue the legacy of Tri-County Mental Health Services in meeting the mental health needs of people in Lewiston and western Maine with innovation, care, and respect,” said Eric Meyer, President & CEO of Spurwink. “Our Board and Senior Leadership see this as being fully mission aligned for both organizations, and important for the future of both Spurwink and the communities of Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin Counties.”

Spurwink will continue to provide the wide array of programs and services of TCMHS to meet the needs of those seeking help and support to lead healthy, fulfilling lives regardless of their challenges for children, adults, and families. The vast majority of services will continue with little change to clients.

About Spurwink

Spurwink is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization that provides a broad range of behavioral health care, substance use disorder services and support services for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, and their families. Spurwink offers specialized programs throughout Maine with a commitment to caring relationships and treatment expertise, grounded in evidence-based, best, and promising practices. For more information, visit, or call 207.871.1200.


Press Contact: Kristen Farnham, VP of Legal Affairs & Advancement | | 207.871.1211 x2186