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1 Easter Seals Maine’s Military & Veterans Program & RVCP Grant Participation Honored to Serve those who have Served

2 Easter Seals Maine Mission : Provide exceptional services to enable Maine people to maximize their independence & successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities.

3 Easter Seals Maine Services:  Children’s Programs  Early Intervention & Therapeutic Preschool (ages birth to 5) - Specialty: Children with Autism  Mental Health Day Treatment (ages 3-5)  Case Management (ages birth to 21)  Individual Counseling

4 Easter Seals Maine Services (cont’d):  Adult Programs  Mental Health Case Management  Individual Counseling  Military & Veterans Care Coordination

5 Military & Veterans Services  Easter Seals – Nationwide, serving veterans since WWII  Maine’s program began in 2012, 100% philanthropy-based  Founded on proven NH model that combines Care Coordination + Emergency Financial Assistance  Maine’s primary focus: Post-9/11 veterans facing barriers to successful transition to  civilian life

6 Easter Seals’ Role in RVCP Grant  Expand Care Coordination statewide  North of Bangor, Downeast  Focus on recently separating veterans & their families (within 2 years of service separation)  Work shoulder to shoulder with grant partners to help veterans navigate multiple support resources

7 Easter Seals’ Expected Grant Outcomes:  Care Coordination provided to 300 veterans over the next 2 years  Help avert suicide  Link to appropriate resources for VA benefits, health & mental health care  Refer to DOL, assist in job searches, college enrollment  Aid in preventing homelessness

8 Easter Seals’ RVCP Grant Staffing: Lois Jones, LCSW, supervises clinical aspects of the service statewide Care Coordinators: -Ellen McGuire serves Bangor to Brunswick -Sally Papciak serves Brunswick to Kittery -Currently interviewing candidates for serving points north of Bangor -Stacy Leet, MHRT/C, is the intake/data coordinator

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11 Homelessness prevented for 12 families 15% of all cases 54 referrals made to additional community resources No individuals required suicide intervention services Military & Veterans Program Care Coordination Key Outcomes Through June 2014 / N= 80

12 Client Testimonial Brian & Carlene’s Story  Emergency assistance requested to avert homelessness  Care coordinator secured emergency aid for rent, fuel assistance, food cards  Worked with family and the VA to secure disputed disability benefits  “Lots of agencies said they’d help, but Easter Seals came through for us.”  https://vimeo.com/ https://vimeo.com/ 

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