About Together Place

Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center is dedicated to empowering people who are in mental health or substance use recovery to take leadership in their own lives.

Together Place is the flagship program of Maine Mental Health Connections

Four Decades of Caring

Together Place opened in 1981 as a mental health social club offering crafts, chess, and fellowship. As our services expanded to include employment connections and mental health housing administration, the organization’s legal name changed to Maine Mental Health Connections, Inc. (MMHC).

In the last two years, MMHC has undergone its largest transformation. With a focus on providing peer support for individuals in substance use and mental health recovery and the completion of significant upgrades to the facility, the organization adopted a new name that perfectly aligns with its mission and programming: Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center.

Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center has a bold vision for the future.

Board of Directors

Together Place is governed by two boards — the Maine Mental Health Connections (MMHC) board as the fiscal agent, and the Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center Board guides the center’s daily operations.

MMHC Board of Directors

MMHC Board of Directors

Together Place Board of Directors

Together Place Board of Directors

Lydia Richard, President
Jack Williams, Secretary
Angie Brown
Laura Supica
Vickey Rice, Vice President
Joe Perry, Treasurer
Wade Hinson
Deborah Halstead
Vickey Rice, President
Matt Stratton
Lenny Jellison
Jack Williams
Deven Anderson
Wade Hinson
Scott Tarr
Jessica Mayhew

“I joined to work on my recovery, started volunteering, then joined the board which is 100% people in recovery. I enjoy helping guide Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center as we add new plans.”

– Matt S., Board Member

Staff

Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialists (CIPSS)

CIPSS are specially trained individuals who support others in the recovery process. They are distinguished from traditional recovery coaches as the State of Maine requires they receive more extensive training and continuing education in both mental health and substance use. CIPSS must be in long-term recovery from a mental health or substance use issue themselves. Together Place employs the most CIPSS in Northern and Eastern Maine.

Jacquie Wilks, CIPSS

Program Director, Together Place
jacquiemmhc@gmail.com

Mara Cerqueira, CIPSS

Peer Support Specialist
marammhc12@gmail.com

Susan Johnson, CIPSS

Peer Support Specialist
susanmmhc@gmail.com

Annette King, CIPSS

Peer Support Specialist
annettemmhc@gmail.com

Administrative & Program Support

Sean Faircloth

Executive Director
seanmmhc@gmail.com

Marie Roy

Administrative Assistant
mariemmhc@gmail.com

Cheryl Robinson

Job Coach