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

2 live, learn, work and play
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 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



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

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.”

13 Questions?

14 Intake: Easter Seals Maine x1004

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