Empowering Maine Adults

in mental health or substance use recovery to take leadership in their own lives.

Empowering Maine Adults

in mental health or substance use recovery to take leadership in their own lives.

A Crisis in Maine
Maine has one of the top 10 highest overdose death rates in the United States.
Suicide rates in Maine grew 48%, twice the national average, from 2008-2017.

“Penobscot and Washington Counties are most vulnerable to the opioid epidemic
[in Maine].”

Located in the highest overdose neighborhood in Maine’s most opioid vulnerable region–a region also know to have elevated mental health challenges–Together Place has a bold, innovative response:

Peer Run Recovery Groups

Together Place offers recovery groups for those in recovery from substance use or mental health issues (often both). All groups are led by Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialists (CIPSS) who have their own lived experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges and are on their own chosen path of recovery. They build empowering connections with group members and offer first-hand experience and encouragement that long-term recovery is possible.

530+

Peer Recovery Group sessions annually

Creative Recovery Initiative

Recognizing the vast potential to foster stronger long-term recovery, Together Place developed the Creative Recovery Initiative comprised of two parts: Creative & Vocational Recovery Groups and Creative Community Events hosted by those in Recovery.

Creative and Vocational Recovery Groups are co-facilitated by a Together Place CIPSS and a community member with expertise relevant to the group’s theme such as creative writing, painting, or vocational skill-building.

Open Door Policy

Together Place offers a welcoming environment where all individuals are empowered to make informed decisions about their own recovery. By design, Together Place does not require paperwork to join any group or session. To participate, someone need only walk through the door. All programs are free of charge.

Community Events

Bangor: A City of Writers & Artists

The Bangor Daily News is co-sponsoring our creative recovery groups and our monthly Creative Coffee House Series, reinforcing Bangor’s reputation as a city of writers and artists. This speaker series will bring interesting artists and writers to downtown Bangor, hosted by our members in recovery. Can you imagine a vibrant cultural center in a revitalized Bangor neighborhood, welcoming ALL members of the community, without stigma?

Support Our Work

With your support, we can reduce Maine’s higher than average overdose and suicide rates, offer life-saving supports, and foster stronger recovery outcomes for Mainers struggling with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Thank you!