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MCoC Resource Committee 2019 Trainings Survey

As Maine’s Continuum of Care’s Resource Committee looks toward 2019, we were looking for input from the community on what you would like to see for trainings.  In 2018, we had Fair Housing, Educational Rights and Protections for Children and Youth under McKinney/Vento , BRAP and Shelter Plus Care Rental Subsidies, and Social Security Disability Claims and Finding Success through SOAR.
Two trainings that we are looking to provide next year will be on the “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity” rule and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Please let us know the top four trainings you would like the Maine Continuum of Care to provide in 2019 which would benefit your clients and/or staff.

Click on link below to submit your choices.


Norm Maze

SOAR Online Course- Cohort for Maine

Hello all,

I’m passing along important information regarding an online SOAR training.  Please reach out to Kristin Lupfer, Project Director at the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center for more information or if interested in participating.


Norm Maze, Secretary, CoC Resource Committee


SOAR Online Course Cohort Timeline-Maine October 2018

Hello everyone!

I am reaching out based on your interest in getting involved with SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) in Maine! As you know, Ashley has moved on to a new position, but we are still working hard to get SOAR strongly established in Maine.  In the meantime, the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center will be facilitating a virtual SOAR Online Course cohort. What that means is that anyone who is interested will register for the SOAR Online Course and I will hold weekly virtual calls using Adobe Connect in order to check-in on your progress and answer any questions you have.

Please let me know by September 27 if you are interested in participating in the cohort and I will make sure that you are added to all of the calendar appointments.  I have attached the cohort timeline which has some additional information about how it will work and how to register.

We will hold weekly check-in calls on October 4, 11, and 18 from 3:00-4:00pm ET.

Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you have.

Also, feel free to forward this message to anyone else that you think would be interested in participating.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!


Take care,


Kristin Lupfer, MSW
Project Director
Policy Research Associates, Inc.
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-7415 x5262

*protected email*
Creating positive social change through technical assistance, research, and training for people who are disadvantaged.


Southern Maine Harm Reduction Conference, October 26, UNE in Portland

SoMe HRC save-the-date

Please join the University of New England, the Collaborative SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) Training Grant, and the City of Portland’s Public Health Division for a series of workshops about ideas and strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with substance use and other high-risk behaviors. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced sessions are available during all three workshops.