Opioid Epidemic Affected Mainers

Career and Training Resources

This program offers free career services, training, and education toward a credential, and help with placement.  It also offers a stipend for supportive services.  There are two ways to qualify.  First, one must be a long-term unemployed Mainer or recently dislocated Maine worker either affected by the Opioid crisis or who desires to enter a healthcare career to remedy the opioid crisis. Or one must a long-term unemployed Mainer or recently dislocated one and desire a career in healthcare many entry level cert CNA, MA, Medical C & MHT certifications.  CONTACT: OpportunityGrant@emdc.org or call or text (207) 441- 4891.

Free Services

  • Individual Career & Training Plans
  • Training:  Class, Online, Hybrid, Work Based
  • Job Placement & Follow-Up Services
  • Supportive Wrap Around Services
  • Peer Assistance
  • Support Networks: Mentors & Colleagues

Track 1: Impacted by Maine’s opioid epidemic or 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: A Healthcare Career; especially behavioral & substance abuse areas

  • Healthcare Career
  • Entry level or other career paths for community oriented careers
  • Behavioral or substance use specialities to alleviate the impacts on society of the epidemic

Advisory Regional Partners 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

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