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Youth Support Partner Program Referral

Thank you for your interest in the Youth MOVE Maine Youth Support Partner Program. As you may have read, Youth Support Partners are young adults who have been resilient through their own challenging life experiences. Youth Support Partners are trained to develop strong relationships with youth who experience challenges with the law, school, homelessness, mental health or substance abuse. Youth Support Partners use strong healthy relationships as a pathway towards goal attainment and promote positive youth development. Youth Support Partners work with youth anywhere from 3 to 6 months. The YSP Program focuses on building an authentic connection with a young person.

Before you make a referral please review the below criteria for program involvement.

Criteria for Referrals

  • Youth must be between the ages of 14-26;
  • Youth must have mental health diagnosis of SED (Severe Emotional Disturbance) or SMI (Serious Mental Illness);
  • Youth are uninsured or their insurance does not cover youth peer support services.

To ensure confidentiality and the peer relationship, we will NOT ask for the diagnosis of any youth. We ask that you please DO NOT provide this information to us. We simply need to know that a diagnosis has been made, but not the specific diagnosis.

How to Make a Referral

  1. Please ensure that the youth meets ALL of the above criteria;
  2. Please download our referral form (click here);
  3. Please complete the form with all pertinent information;
  4. Please send the form either via email or fax to the regional office closest to you;
  5. Once this form is received by your regional coordinator, you should get an email or call within 48 business hours.

To ensure confidentiality we cannot accept web-based referrals at this time. Please follow your agency’s privacy and security procedures when sending confidential information.

Regional Offices & Contacts

Northern Maine (Greater Bangor)
Sayre Savage | Regional Coordinator
bangor@youthmovemaine.org
P: 207-754-1498     F: 207-922-2522

Mid-Maine (Greater Lewiston)
Megan Skilling | Regional Coordinator
lewiston@youthmovemaine.org
P: 207-699-9845

Southern Maine (Greater Portland)
Moon Nguany | Regional Coordinator
portland@youthmovemaine.org
P: 207-740-5474     F: 207-879-0128

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3 Regional Offices across Maine!

Youth MOVE Maine operates 3 regional offices across the state! Our offices are hubs of youth-focused activities! Find an office near you to get involved in one of our many programs across Maine.