Phone Numbers: Statewide Crisis Services: 1-888-568-1112, Mobile Crisis Outreach: 1-207-783-4680, TTY: 1-888-568-1112

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Media Contact:  Tina Clark, APR

Director of Development & Community Relations

207-784-4110 x 158

tclark@tcmhs.org

Expanded Crisis Residential Program to Open May 1

 

Lewiston - For years, people in distress have relied on Tri-County Mental Health Services’ Adult Crisis Residential Stabilization Service (formerly ACRSS), a two-bed home in Lewiston for short term stabilization.  This month, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the program into a new facility on outer Main Street in Lewiston. Called Deer Run, the facility can accommodate six adults. It is a leased building that was once a church and has been renovated to meet the unique needs of the program. It is bright and modern, with a vaulted ceiling and tremendous spacious feeling. 

Deer Run provides residential care and supervision, as well as counseling and case management to persons in crisis, or those returning to independent living after an in-patient stay. According to Laurie Cyr-Martel, Manager of Crisis Services for Tri-County, the people most appropriate for referral:

“It may be someone struggling with grief who cannot stay alone. It may be someone whose antidepressant medication needs to be adjusted, or it may be someone who has been hospitalized and needs to have community based services lined up before they can be fully independent again,” she explains.

Services available are: Brief, Solution-focused Counseling, Psychiatrist Oversight, Nursing Care, Case management, Coordination with other Providers, and  Health & Wellness Education. Deer Run will be staffed around the clock with skilled professional and medical personnel.

Area quilters are providing beautiful home made quilts for the beds and wall hangings to add a comfortable, homelike touch. An Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30, 4pm - 6pm. Watch for information about special staff and consumer events.

For information about Deer Run, contact Laurie Cyr-Martel, Crisis Manager at 783-4695.  To make a referral, call: TCMHS Crisis - 783-4680 or Referral Line - 1-888-304-HOPE (4673). 

Tri-County Mental Health Services is one of Maine’s most respected and progressive agencies dealing with the psychological and social well-being of children, adults, and elders. TCMHS serves over 8,000 individuals each year in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin and Oxford counties and beyond with innovative programs and services addressing mental health, substance abuse, mental retardation/developmental disabilities, autism, and more.  Last year the agency served about 8,000 people.  The agency is a state, regional and national leader in trauma-informed and recovery-based service delivery, and strives to offer hope to individuals, families, and communities.  Visit www.tcmhs.org for more information.