June 02, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness (WPHW) will receive $300,000 to help build and expand substance use disorder and mental health services. This federal funding, awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will help WPHW improve the health, safety, and well-being of tribal communities across Maine.
“The opioid crisis has struck at the heart of every Maine community and highlighted the need for more health resources across our state,” said Senators Collins and King. “This important federal funding for Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness will expand life-saving substance use disorder and mental health services, invest in cost-saving preventive care, and support Maine’s tribal communities as they address the deadly epidemic. We’re grateful for this timely investment and the continued dedication of the professionals at Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness.”
This funding will support the expansion of staffing and services at two WPHW recovery homes in the greater Bangor area, which provide safe housing, a supportive healing environment, and pathways to employment, including as Recovery Coaches and Peer Supports.
Established in 1996, WPHW