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Community Employment Services Project

Founded in 2008, The Community Employment Services Project is funded by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Behavioral Health. In July 2010, the Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services joined DHHS-OBH in its support to the project.

The Community Employment Service Project provides Supported Employment and Education services to individuals eligible for Section 17 or 92 MaineCare services (community integration or behavioral health home) throughout the state of Maine. Eight Employment Specialists work in eight mental health agency locations throughout the state, supervised by two Project Coordinators. The goal of the project is to increase the rates of employment and education attainment for individuals with mental illness.

Below are the agencies / locations in which to find the MMC Employment Specialist :

To contact the Employment Specialist in your area please view the list below or call 207-662-2088.  In the event there is a vacancy in your region, please contact the supervisor for that area.

Aroostook County
Vanessa Connolly, Employment Specialist III
Aroostook Mental Health Center - Caribou
Phone: 207-498-6431 x133

Penobscot & Piscataquis Counties
Melissa Lowe, ES IV
Community Care - Bangor
Phone: 207-299-1134

Hancock & Washington Counties

To be hired, Employment Specialist IV
AMHC - Machias

Kennebec and Somerset Counties

Alison Fongemie, Employment Specialist IV
AngleZ Behavioral Health Services - Augusta
Phone: 207-620-6710

Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc & Waldo Counties
Alison Fongemie, Employment Specialist IV
Maine Behavioral Healthcare - Rockland
Phone: 207-701-4453

Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford Counties & Bridgton
Melissa St. Pierre, Employment Specialist IV
Common Ties Mental Health Services - Lewiston
Phone: 207-795-6710, x156

Cumberland County
Joel Costigan, Employment Specialist IV
Phone: 207-523-5039

York County

Nathan Greene, Employment Specialist III
Maine Behavioral Healthcare – Biddeford
Phone: 207-200-6045

Gayla Dwyer - Supervisor, Augusta/North
Phone: 207-493-3650

Patricia Salvatore
- Supervisor, Rockland/South
Phone: 207-650-6195

For additional information, please download Is Work Missing From My Life?, a booklet produced by MMC Vocational Services through a contract with the DHHS Office of Substance Abuse and Adult Mental Health Services.