Opiod Crisis Career and Training Resources

This new program offers free career services, training, education toward a credential and other employment services to long-term unemployed and dislocated workers, who have been affected by the opioid crisis, and to others who wish to help individuals impacted by long term unemployment.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Dislocated workers and long-term unemployed, including self employed individuals are eligible for services. There are two tracks or approaches to be eligible for services:

Track 1: Individuals impacted by opioid use (directly or indirectly)

  • Opioid, fentanyl & meth users
  • Family members of opioid, fentanyl & meth users
  • Co-workers of opioid, fentanyl & meth users
  • Friends and sponsors of opioid, fentanyl & meth users
  • Any others who attest that the opioid, fentanyl & meth epidemic in the United States has affected them.

Track 2: Individuals willing to train and work in healthcare

Special assistance and resources are available to people interested in careers related to clinical or psychological treatment of those with opioid use disorder.

WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED?

  • Assessment
  • Individual Training Plan
  • Case Management Services (including career & individual counseling)
  • Job Placement & Follow-Up Services
  • Training (classroom/online, work-based training)
  • Relief Employment (Peer Connectors)
  • Supportive Services

WHO ARE THE PARTNERS?

With assistance from the John T. Gorman Foundation, EMDC and the Maine Department of Labor crafted this very special project initiative in collaboration with each local workforce region.

PROGRAM CONTACT

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC)
Doug Dunbar
Workforce Development Specialist
(207) 942-6389
OpportunityGrant@emdc.org

CWMWDB OPIOID GRANT ADVISORY TEAM & REGIONAL TEAM

Crisis & Counseling Centers
Common Ground Counseling
Tri-County Mental Health Services
Maine Prisoner Re-entry Network
Alliance for Addiction Mental Health Services, Maine & Maine Behavioral Health Foundation
Healthy Androscoggin at Central Maine Community Health
Oxford County Wellness Collaborative
Beacon House Peer Recovery Center
Oxford County Mental Health Services
Recovery Connections of Maine
Maine Department of Corrections
US Probation