Providing a voice for Maine’s community behavioral health treatment providers.
The Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, Maine (AAMHS or the Alliance) is a statewide membership association for community behavioral health organizations that provide multi-level services, programming and coordinated leadership to ensure that Mainers have full access to the continuum of recovery oriented systems of care for mental illness and substance use disorder – from prevention through treatment and into peer recovery support.
We are a non-profit 501c(6) membership organization. The Alliance is governed by its membership through its Board of Directors.
The Alliance represents its members in advancing mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery oriented systems of care through advocacy, leadership, and professional development.
- Ensure access to quality, efficient and effective mental health and substance use services.
- Achieve positive system change in the public perception of mental health and substance use disorder.
- Support the delivery of quality services with a highly competent workforce.
Programs of the Alliance
- The Portland Recovery Community Center (PRCC)
- The Maine Behavioral Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity
The Alliance was formed in the summer of 2016 with the merging of two legacy organizations established in Maine in the 1970s — The Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs and the Maine Alliance for Mental Health Services. The Alliance continues to work closely with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services, the Maine Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services, the Governor’s Substance Abuse Services Commission, local, state and national behavioral health entities.
The Alliance has a comprehensive advocacy strategy and works to ensure that policy, funding and other issues are discussed and finalized with behavioral health in the forefront. The Alliance is an active partner with coalitions and stakeholders throughout Maine.