Crisis Prevention and Intervention Services (CPIS) staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist individuals and providers with stabilization and support through a crisis.
These services are available to adults ages 18 and older who have been found eligible for Developmental Disability Services or are living in a Brain Injury waiver home.
How do I get help?
Call the Toll-Free Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112 and ask for a developmental disability services crisis worker.
CPIS has four teams and Crisis Houses based in Caribou, Bangor, Augusta and Portland.
Proactive, comprehensive and individualized approaches to assist consumers and their supporters to identify ways to help them avoid a crisis or successfully work through an emergent situation using consultation, education and development of a crisis prevention plan.
Crisis Telephone Services
- Supportive communication, consultation, problem solving, information and referral for persons in distress.
Crisis staff assess whether a caller needs additional supports and should meet face-to-face with crisis personnel and/or other professional staff.
Mobile Crisis Outreach
- Provided where a crisis is occurring, which could be a residential facility, private residence, police station, jail, boarding home, homeless shelter, work site, or in the community.
- CPIS staff provide on-site assessments, consultations, education, crisis stabilization and crisis plan development.
- Crisis staff assist individuals to become stabilized within his/her current residence when possible.
In-Home Crisis Supports
- Home-based services to help stabilize people in collaboration with their current support system.
- Builds on existing support system and prevents potential adverse effects of having a person leave their home.
- Includes: consultation, assessment, and crisis prevention planning services.
Crisis Residential Services
- Provide short-term, highly supportive and supervised residential settings where individual can stabilize and return home or move to another location.
- Ensure CPIS staff are present 24/7 to assist in crisis planning and stabilization, training/assistance in daily living skills, monitor medications, and provide transportation to all necessary appointments during an individual’s stay at a Crisis House.
Ensure CPIS staff are present 24/7 to assist in crisis planning and stabilization, training/assistance in daily living skills, monitor medications, and provide transportation to all necessary appointments during an individual’s stay at a Crisis House.
The State of Maine has rules that govern emergency interventions and the procedural steps that must be taken prior to the implementation of planned behavioral interventions. More information on that topic can be found on the Behavioral Regulation page.
More information on that topic can be found on the Behavioral Regulation page.
If your questions are related to a current crisis or situation, please call our toll-free crisis hotline at 1-888 -568-1112 and ask for a developmental disability services crisis worker.
Any other questions please call 207-287-9200 or email the Office of Aging and Disability at OADS@maine.gov.