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Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal / February 7, 2021

Augusta Teen Center to move into donated downtown building

Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal / September 25, 2021

Kennebec Behavioral Health to sponsor 100 students in Hope 5K
Proceeds are to benefit Crisis & Counseling Centers’ goal to make mental health and substance use disorder care accessible to all.

Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal / September 24, 2021

United Way of Kennebec Valley kicks off 2021 campaign

News Center Maine / March 13, 2021

Annual parent conference now focusing on the struggles of remote learning
Each year, G.E.A.R. Parent Network and Maine Parent Federation hold a conference, but this year the focus will be on supporting kids and parents through the pandemic

Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal / March 12, 2021

Augusta may tap state resources to reach out to residents with substance use problems
At Thursday night’s meeting, Augusta city councilors met with the state’s Opioid Response Project Manager Rowland Robinson who offered the city the use of the state’s media campaign materials.

Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal / March 10, 2021

Parental support conference to be held online March 16-24
Annual event hosted by G.E.A.R. Parent Network and Maine Parent Federation.

Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal / February 12, 2021

Help for drug addiction coming to streets of Augusta
A state-funded partnership with the Augusta Police Department will bring a behavioral health clinician to connect people with substance use disorder to resources meant to address addiction.


G.E.A.R. PSA Fall 2021

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Open Access: connecting individuals to the right level of care when they need it most.

In September 2022, C&C launched the Open Access Center, a pathway to care that prioritizes same-day care for urgent mental health and substance use needs. When community members reach out to the Open Access Center, a trained mental health professional greets them and begins the screening process to determine the level of care that is most needed.

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Amber Kruk, Co Executive Director

Amber Kruk [she/hers]

Co Executive Director