My parent peer support helped me immensely. Not only was she knowledgeable in resources, but she was someone who could relate to what I was going through. That alone helped me more than anyone could ever realize. There were very difficult days and she would be there to talk me through it, help me understand and answer questions. She wasn’t a stranger I went to see at an office every once in a while. She became a friend, who sat with me in the comfort of my home. I think people forget parents need someone too. For me, G.E.A.R. Parent Network was an essential piece to helping my family learn, understand and grow.
- Community members can now receive same-day care for their urgent mental health and substance use needs in Augusta at Crisis & Counseling Centers’ Open Access Center
- Empowering Families to Take Charge of their Mental Health Journey and Prioritize Safety
- Support from the University of Vermont’s Center on Rural Addiction is helping reduce harm in Kennebec County.
- Crisis & Counseling Holds Important Training on Transgender Issues for Agency Staff
- “We are the facilitators. Our clients are the people who are doing the work.”