Mental Health Services

AMHC offers mental health treatment and recovery-focused services for adults, children, and families. Service starts with a professional assessment of an individual’s presenting problem and treatment needs to determine which treatment course would be most appropriate to address their needs.

To find out more information about treatment for any of the following AMHC mental health services, call AMHC’s Access Center at 1-800-244-6431 Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.

All of AMHC’s Outpatient sites offer the following Mental Health services to adults and children:

  • Assessment,
  • Individual treatment
  • Group treatment

AMHC offers psychiatric medication management services for adults and children in designated locations.

Community Integration services include symptom management, daily living, interpersonal relationship skill building and socialization, nutrition and wellness information, and linking to needed health services. Services are often funded through MaineCare or eligibility based grant funding. They are offered in an individual’s home, community, or outpatient location in Fort Kent, Madawaska, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton, Calais, and Machias.

Call AMHC’s Access Center at 1-800-244-6431 for more information.

The Adult Behavioral Health Home (BHH) is a holistic service intended to help adults manage their behavioral health and physical health needs. Services are provided by a team of individuals comprised of Health Home Coordinators, a clinical team leader, a nurse, and a peer. The team provides case management, symptom management, skills building, coordination with healthcare providers, and support from peers. The BHH services are available to individuals with MaineCare coverage. They are offered in an individual’s home, community, or outpatient location in Fort Kent, Madawaska, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton, Calais, and Machias.

Call AMHC’s Access Center at 1-800-244-6431 for more information.

Children’s Behavioral Health Home (Children’s BHH) is a holistic service intended to help children and families manage their behavioral health and emotional needs. Services are provided by a team of individuals comprised of a health home coordinator, a clinical team leader, a nurse, and a family support peer specialist. The team provides case management, family support and education, coordination with healthcare providers, and support from peers. As with Targeted Case Management services, Home health coordinators support families by attending school meetings, medical appointments, making referrals, and monitoring services as they progress. Services are offered to eligible children that have MaineCare.

Targeted Case Management and Behavioral Health Home services. These services are offered in the home, community, or outpatient location in Fort Kent, Madawaska, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton, Calais, and Machias.

Targeted Case Management Services are designed to connect families with resources that will help them meet their goals and make sure the needs of the child are met. Case managers meet regularly with children and families in their homes to develop service plans, identify community resources and advocate for needed supports. They support families by attending school meetings, medical appointments, making referrals, and monitoring services as they progress.

AMHC offers two adult residential living facilities, the Skyhaven residential facility, and the Madawaska Group Home. Both facilities offer a 24/7 structured and supported living environment providing the opportunity for individuals who have an interest in living independently in a community of their choice, to learn the skills and gain the support that they would need to be successful in reaching their goal. The contact information for each service is provided as follows:

Skyhaven
2 Airport Drive
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
Telephone: 1-207-764-0759

Madawaska Group Home
704 Main Street
Madawaska, Maine 04756
Telephone: 1-207-728-6727

AMHC offers two consumer operated peer run recovery centers in Aroostook County: the Harvest Inn Peer Run Recovery Center in Caribou and the Madawaska Peer-Run Recovery Center. Each center provides persons with mental illnesses the experience of giving and receiving peer supports in empowering ways. Peer-to-peer supports encourage consumers to confront personal priorities and to rebuild their sense of self and purpose. Both peer-run recovery centers offer mutual support, community-building, services, and advocacy. They provide participants with opportunities to “tell one’s story,” engage in formal and informal peer support, be mentored and become a mentor, learn self-management and problem-solving strategies, practice skills for employment and everyday life, express oneself creatively, and to advocate for oneself or other peers. The contact information for each center:

Harvest Inn Peer-Run Recovery Center
43 Hatch Drive, PO Box 1018
Caribou, Maine 04736
Phone: 1-207-492-1386

Madawaska Peer-Run Recovery Center
272 Main Street
Madawaska, ME 05756
Phone: 1-207-728-4806

  • The mission of AMHC’s housing services is to provide stable, affordable housing to individuals who meet the application requirements and are selected for an apartment. AMHC provides the following subsidized housing programs in Aroostook County:
    • Caribou Apartments site in Caribou. For more information about Caribou Apartments, contact Dave Harris at 1-207-498-6403
    • Vickers Hope apartment sites in Caribou, Presque Isle, and Houlton
    • BRAP and Shelter Plus Care administered by AMHC under contract with Shalom House. Both BRAP and Shelter Plus Care are voucher programs where the individual locates an independent apartment in the community.
  • For more information about Vickers Hope Apartments and BRAP/Shelter Plus Care housing, contact: Carrie Hafford at 1-207-764-3319
  • AMHC provides transportation services for adults with serious mental illness in Aroostook County who are MaineCare members and meet the Section 17, Community Support Services, specific eligibility requirements. The transportation is intended to help individuals participate in educational, employment, social and recreational opportunities as identified in their treatment plan as part of their planned recovery. Such services are only those that are not covered by the MaineCare non-emergency medical transportation program, which assists qualified consumers with mental health needs access medical, education, employment, and social services.
  • For more information about AMHC’s transportation services, please call 1-207-492-1379

Children in foster care need permanency in their lives. Children with special needs due to severe emotional problems, which are often reflected in their behaviors, have greater difficulty in obtaining permanency. Permanency is defined as permanent reunification with their birth families, adoptive, or long-term foster care with one family. Children in care are seen as valuable assets to society and must be respected and understood as individuals.

It is our belief that the children placed in our Therapeutic Foster Care Program need to experience a safe, nurturing family relationship. This is accomplished through the expertise of specially trained Resource Parents who have the knowledge, skills, and support to address the problems presented by the children placed in their care.

Therapeutic Resource Parents are recognized as an integral part of the treatment team. Because of their importance to the child’s success, we believe it is essential that they have ongoing support through respite, training, and supervision. As team members, they will work with other professionals in treatment planning and in aiding the child to move successfully toward permanency.

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