UCP of Maine extends programs to Belfast area

Jan 11, 2019

Bangor — UCP of Maine is expanding its Children’s Behavioral Health Home and Case Management programs further into Waldo County, now serving Belfast and surrounding communities.

These programs will allow children and families of this region to have improved access to services that address a variety of behavioral, developmental, educational, and medical needs.

Jonathan Smith, UCP’s assistant director of case management and BHH services, said of the expansion, “This move makes perfect sense for UCP and families of the Belfast area. BHH grew out of a movement in health care calling for greater emphasis on wellness, collaboration and cooperation. Any time spent in and around Belfast makes it very clear these same principles are driving forces in the region.”

UCP of Maine’s BHH program is a newer model of case management designed to help providers and families see physical and mental health as an integrated need and to empower children and families to take charge of their health care. The organization's BHH team includes case managers, a family support specialist, two clinical team leaders, a nurse care manager, and medical and psychiatric consultants.

BHH case managers work closely with children, their families, primary care providers, and all treatment providers to identify and address a range of needs, taking a team approach that seeks to develop the whole person, both mentally and physically.

For children who are not eligible for BHH, or who do not want to enroll in BHH, UCP of Maine also offers Children’s Case Management. In this program, case managers link children and families to various community resources and help them access educational, medical and psychological services so they can meet their needs and achieve their goals.

For more information or to make a referral, contact UCP of Maine at 941-2952 or visit ucpofmaine.org.

About UCP of Maine

Established as United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, UCP is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

UCP of Maine offers a variety of programs to fit whatever the client needs are, including early childhood education, behavioral health, case management, rehabilitative and community support, in-home child and family treatment, and outpatient therapy.

UCP also has four residential homes in Bangor and Brewer for adults diagnosed with developmental or intellectual disabilities. These homes offer home-like environments to give residents the greatest level of independence possible while still maintaining their safety.

UCP also operates the Elizabeth Levinson Center, a 24-hour, 14-bed, intermediate care facility for medically fragile children and adults with significant cognitive and medical needs.

 

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