Treatment is Right Around the Corner:
A listing of treatment & recovery-related support resources for women in the
Southern Maine area
Stemming from our January 16th meeting, it has become increasingly clear that there needs to be a "quick reference guide" of providers working with women seeking treatment. While the discussion about how to best support providers and women seeking treatment continues, we wanted to prepare a list of the variety of resources available to women in our community.
Click Here for a list of Local Treatment Providers Click Here for Support Services & Publications Specific to Women & Girls
|Publications & Articles
Shedding Light on the Need for Women's Peer-Recovery Programs
YWCA's Lost Housing Needs Replacement
who were housed there have few places to go, and many have ended up in
homeless shelters. A special to the Portland Press Herald by Mark
Swann, Executive Director of Preble Street Resource Center and John
Anton, a city councilor and president of the Northern New England
Housing Investment Fund."
Click Here for the Full January 28, 2008 Article
State Women's Prison Stretched to Capacity
"The state prison for women in
Goffstown houses 133 women, 33 more than its designated capacity. The crowding
has forced prison officials to convert an activity room to a 24-bed dormitory.
The regular dormitory section houses 60 inmates who share three toilets and
Court of New Mexico Strikes Down State's Attempt to Convict Woman Struggling
with Addiction During Pregnancy
"On May 11, the Supreme Court of the
State of New Mexico turned back
the state's attempt to expand the criminal child abuse laws to apply to
pregnant women and fetuses. In 2003, Ms. Cynthia Martinez was charged with
felony child abuse 'for permitting a child under 18 years of age to be placed
in a situation that may endanger the child's life or health. . .'"
Click Here for the Full Drug Policy Alliance Article
Women In The Criminal Justice System: An
"During the last 20 years, there has been a
profound change in the manner in which women are treated within the criminal
justice system. This has been a result of more expansive law enforcement
efforts, stiffer drug sentencing laws, and post-conviction barriers to reentry
that uniquely affect women. In response, the consideration of a gender-specific
approach to studying criminal justice policy has moved from a mere footnote to a
full-fledged reform movement."
Click Here for the Full Sentencing Project Overview
Join us for a Recovery Forum about
Medication Assisted Recovery with Lisa Mojer-Torres
Presented by the Maine Alliance for Addiction and Recovery (MAAR)
The Maine Alliance for Addiction and Recovery
is happy to announce the upcoming training with Lisa Mojer-Torres, national
recovery advocate & civil rights attorney. Ms. Mojer-Torres is a nationally
recognized expert regarding stigma and discrimination in addiction treatment and
recovery. She speaks from her experience as a methadone advocate who is also in
long-term recovery from heroin addiction. Pre-registration is required.
There is no cost to participate.
Click Here for the Brochure & Registration Details
training is supported by MAAR's recovery outreach as a partner with the
Advancing Recovery Grant awarded to Maine Office of Substance Abuse and is open
to people in recovery from alcohol & drug related problems and family
members & significant others affected by addiction &
Women's Leadership Training Initiative (WLTI):
From the New Hampshire Taskforce on Women & Recovery (NHTWR): The Women's Leadership Training Initiative (WLTI) brings together
diverse groups of recovering women for series of half day empowerment
workshops. Workshops are led by two trained facilitators. At least one
facilitator has lived experience in recovery from alcoholism or other
drug addiction. WLTI is FREE to women in recovery.
Coming to Portland May 2-4, 2008
The Maine Alliance for Addiction & Recovery (MAAR) will be holding the WLTI training from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland
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FMI about the training, contact Deb Dettor at email@example.com
or Click Here FMI About WLTI
Portland Women's Taskforce on
The Portland Women's Taskforce has created an email group using Yahoo!
Groups. If you would like to be a part of the email group, please go
or email Ronni Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next meeting will be held on March 5, 2008 from 1:30-3:00. We plan to hold the meeting at Maine Medical Center but if the anticipated crowd surpasses a certain amount, we will need to move it to an offsite location (995 Congress Street). In light of the this, please be sure to RSVP quickly, so that we may determine the best location for the meeting. Please let me know if you have any agenda items to add.