LAST CALL: Please ask members of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee to support funding for LD1781: An Act to Establish the Homeless Substance Use Disorder Service Program!

The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is meeting on July 11, 2023, at 2:30 pm to decide funding priorities! Can you reach out to members RIGHT NOW to let them know how LD 1781: An Act to Establish the Homeless Substance Use Disorder Service Program will help ensure that the most vulnerable Mainers have the treatment they need to get on a path to recovery? 

The initial pilot project has been extremely successful, serving 49 people, and connecting 100% of participants to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) & Mental/Medical Health Treatment.

To ensure that LD 1781 receives the funding that will allow this life-saving program to continue, please click on any Committee member to send them an email. The Committee will begin consideration on Monday, July 10, 2023, so please reach out TODAY!

Contact key legislators TODAY:

  • Senator Richard Bennett
    R- Senate District 18
    Phone: (207) 287-1505
    Androscoggin County: Mechanic Falls and Minot
    Cumberland County: Bridgton and Harrison
    Oxford County: Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hebron, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Sweden, and Waterford
  • Representative Mark Blier of Buxton
    R – House District 138
    Contact: (207) 712-5705
    Buxton (Part), Cornish, Hollis (Part), Limington
  • Representative Nathan Carlow of Buxton
    R- House District 137
    Contact: (207) 929-0895
    Buxton (Part), Hollis (Part)
  • Representative Jack Ducharme of Madison
    R – House District 71
    Contact: (207) 431-0775
    Cornville, Madison, Norridgewock
  • Representative Sawin Millett of Waterford
    R- House District 81
    Contact: (207) 592-5398
    Albany Township, Greenwood, Locke Mills, Mason Township, Norway, South Oxford, Stoneham, Stow, Sweden, Waterford

LD 1781: An Act to Establish the Homeless Substance Use Disorder Service Program, sponsored by Representative Drew Gattine of Westbrook, will broaden the scope of the initial HOUSE program to ensure that the program will be available in at least one rural and one urban area and include other forms of substance use disorders, beyond opioid use. It will also provide funding for transportation, community, and inpatient treatment services.

Thanks for all you do to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness!