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Participants in 2015 On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run

Augusta nonprofit invites community to race for recovery

By Courtney Yeager on Aug. 18, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Kennebec River Rail Trail, Augusta, Maine For more information: 213-4523 AUGUSTA — Crisis and Counseling Centers will celebrate recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues at the agency’s family-friendly third annual On Track to Recovery 5K Walk-Run on Saturday, …
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Daniel Riley joins C&C's Board of Directors

Crisis & Counseling Centers’ Board of Directors elects two new members

By Courtney Yeager on Aug. 08, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
Crisis & Counseling Centers’ (C&C’s) Board of Directors recently elected Michael Keim and Daniel Riley as board members for the Augusta-based behavioral health agency. Michael Keim, hiring and training coordinator for Care and Comfort in Bangor, began working in the behavioral health field in 2014. He holds a degree in …
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Lorie Welsh, C&C's new mental health manager

New mental health manager hired at Crisis & Counseling Centers

By Courtney Yeager on Aug. 01, 2016, at 9:34 a.m.
Lorie Welsh, Ph.D., LCPC, has been named mental health manager at Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C). Welsh has worked as a C&C outpatient clinician over the past six years, providing mental health and substance abuse treatment to a variety of populations. C&C’s Mental Health Outpatient program offers support in a …
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Third annual 5K race for recovery held in Augusta

By Courtney Yeager on July 29, 2016, at 8:50 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Kennebec River Rail Trail, 31 Union Streett, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-213-4523; raceroster.com/events/2016/9315/third-annual-on-track-to-recovery-5k-walkrun Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) will celebrate recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues at the agency’s family-friendly Third Annual On Track to Recovery 5K …
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New crisis program manager hired at Crisis & Counseling Centers

By Courtney Yeager on July 06, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
Alyssa Russell, LCSW, LADC, has been named Crisis & Counseling Centers’ (C&C’s) new crisis program manager. An employee of C&C since 2009, Russell was promoted from her dual position as a mental health/substance abuse clinician and crisis team leader. Russell started her career at C&C in the agency’s 24-hour Crisis …
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Third Annual 5K race will celebrate recovery in Augusta

By Courtney Yeager on June 20, 2016, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Kennebec River Rail Trail, 31 Union St., Augusta, ME For more information: 207-626-3448; crisisandcounseling.org/get-involved/5k AUGUSTA — Crisis and Counseling Centers third annual On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run will be held 8:30-noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Kennebec River Rail …
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Crisis & Counseling Centers receives $7,000 grant to expand financial literacy program

By Courtney Yeager on June 06, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
AUGUSTA – Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) was recently awarded a $7,000, one-year grant by Maine Women’s Fund to expand its financial literacy program to empower women in recovery in central Maine. Through free training sessions, women with behavioral health needs and varying degrees of financial understanding will learn how …
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Free Augusta workshop series for families affected by substance abuse

By Courtney Yeager on May 27, 2016, at 7:45 a.m.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Crisis & Counseling Centers, 10 Caldwell Road, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-213-4515 AUGUSTA – Crisis & Counseling Centers will begin offering a weekly family support group for individuals affected by substance abuse on June 2 in Augusta. This series …
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Board member Alanna Luther

C&C welcomes three new members to Board of Directors

By Courtney Yeager on April 18, 2016, at 8:47 a.m.
Crisis & Counseling Centers’ (C&C’s) Board of Directors recently voted in three new members. Patricia Harriman, Alanna Luther and Patty Morini may have varying professional interests, but their shared passion for improving the well-being of Mainers through high quality behavioral health care encouraged each of them to join C&C’s leadership …
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Attend dessert and chocolate fundraiser in support of mental health

By Courtney Yeager on March 09, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
Crisis & Counseling Centers’ (C&C’s) premier dessert and chocolate fundraiser, A Dessert Affair, will be held Friday, March 18 at Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta. This public event is open to all ages, with proceeds providing access to mental health care for people who cannot pay for services. The evening …
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A Dessert Affair: Making Life a Little Sweeter

By Courtney Yeager on Feb. 25, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
Friday, March 18, 2016 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta, Maine For more information: 207-213-4523; crisisandcounseling.org/dessertaffair Crisis & Counseling Centers’ premier dessert, chocolate and wine festival, A Dessert Affair, is open to all ages. Proceeds will provide access to mental health care for …
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A Dessert Affair logo

Restaurants and caterers invited to enter statewide dessert competition

By Courtney Yeager on Jan. 14, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
AUGUSTA – Maine-based restaurants, caterers and chocolatiers are invited to showcase their original desserts at Crisis & Counseling Centers’ premier dessert and chocolate fundraiser, A Dessert Affair, in support of mental health services. The community-wide festival and competition is designed for dessert lovers of all ages and will be held …
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Law enforcement officers exposed to trauma receive stress management services from Crisis & Counseling Centers

By Courtney Yeager on Dec. 08, 2015, at 11:48 a.m.
Police officers enter the public safety profession willing to put themselves at risk to protect the community. In addition to physical dangers, daily work-related stressors may lead to long-term mental and emotional health consequences. Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) recently formalized its Mental Health Resiliency Program (MHRP), which provides law …
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Nonprofit Board of Directors welcomes three new members

By Courtney Yeager on Aug. 27, 2015, at 3:18 p.m.
AUGUSTA – Crisis & Counseling Centers’ (C&C’s) Board of Directors voted in three new members at a recent meeting. Rebecca Colwell, Lieutenant Christopher Massey and Isaac Witham bring a variety of talents and expertise to the agency in support of C&C’s mission to provide quality behavioral health services and respond …
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G.E.A.R. Parent Network awarded grant to support at-risk families

By Courtney Yeager on June 29, 2015, at 3:38 p.m.
AUGUSTA – Crisis & Counseling Centers’ G.E.A.R. Parent Network recently was awarded a $5,000 grant (with a $2,500 option for the second year) from the Maine Children’s Trust. The trust awarded approximately $60,000 in 2015 to help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Past recipients include the Children’s …
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Crisis & Counseling Centers' new board president Kim Lane, Ph.D.

Kim Lane named new president of Board of Directors

By Courtney Yeager on May 20, 2015, at 9:12 a.m.
AUGUSTA – Crisis & Counseling Centers’ (C&C’s) Board of Directors voted in current board Vice President Kim Lane, Ph.D., LCSW, CCS, as the board’s new president at the Annual Celebration & Art Reception, held May 14 at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta. Lane assumes this position at the close …
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Crisis & Counseling Centers' new Crisis Director Emily Brod, LCSW

New Crisis Program director hired at Crisis & Counseling Centers

By Courtney Yeager on April 20, 2015, at 2:56 p.m.
AUGUSTA – Emily K. Brod, LCSW, has been named director of Crisis & Counseling Centers’ (C&C’s) Crisis Program. This post was left vacant when Richard Chammings, LCSW, recently assumed C&C’s clinical director position. Before coming to C&C, Brod provided individual and family outpatient mental health therapy through her own private …
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G.E.A.R. Parent Network expands fathers-only support group to Augusta and Bangor

By Courtney Yeager on Jan. 30, 2015, at 7:47 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Ave., Bangor; Crisis & Counseling Centers, 10 Caldwell Road, Augusta, ., ., Maine For more information: 888-264-9224; gearparentnetwork.org G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a statewide program that empowers the parents …
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Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) is sole prescriber of Vivitrol for alcohol, drug abuse in Kennebec County

By Courtney Yeager on Aug. 21, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
AUGUSTA – The number of people looking for opiate abuse treatment in Maine has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the Maine Office of Substance Abuse. About 4,800 Mainers sought help for their opiate addictions in 2013, suggesting that many people want to quit using drugs …
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All are welcome to attend Crisis & Counseling Centers' On Track To Recovery 5K Walk/Run, which benefits the agency's clients.

Crisis & Counseling Centers to celebrate National Recovery Month with 5K race

By Courtney Yeager on Aug. 12, 2014, at 9:52 a.m.
AUGUSTA – Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) will celebrate recovery from mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at the agency’s On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run, held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta. This professionally timed event is open to all and will show …