Maine Proposes Creation of New Type of Residential Facility for Children

Posted on May 15, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proposed the development of Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) for children in Maine. This is dangerous backward-looking policy.


There are public hearings for both of these proposals on May 21, 2018 at the

Augusta Civic Center, Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room
76 Community Drive
Augusta, Maine


Written comments must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

Download Announcement & Talking Points

Maine kids with disabilities are entitled to quality services in their homes and communities!

Maine shouldn’t pay 3.5 million a year to institutionalize 20 children

PRTFs are expensive and ineffective

A 5 year, 9 state study, funded by US DHHS, found that:

Hundreds of children in Maine are currently waiting for home and community based services; some as long as two years.