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WGME: Maine’s first crisis center for mental health needs opens in Portland

By February 24, 2022January 30th, 2023News

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PORTLAND (WGME) –- There is help coming from the Governor’s Office to address mental health needs.

Governor Janet Mills announced the state’s first “comprehensive crisis receiving center” Thursday.

The new facility on Elm Street in Portland will be providing Mainers experiencing a behavioral health crisis with expert care.

This announcement is part of $9.3 million from Mills in MaineCare payments to 442 mental health and substance use disorder providers.

The Department of Health and Human Services contracted with Spurwink to develop and implement the crisis center, which will soon be open 24/7.