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Tri-County Mental Health Services

  • Family & Community
143 Pottle Road
Oxford, ME 04270
(207) 743-7911
(207) 743-7913 (fax)
  • About

    TCMHS was the first Federally-qualified Community Mental Health Center in New England back in 1951 and today continues to be a progressive leader in service development, delivery, and a vital link in Maine's healthcare community. It serves about 10,000 Maine people of all ages each year, offering programs to address mental illness, substance abuse, developmental/intellectual disabilities and autism. TCMHS is one of Maine's largest non-profit organizations and is governed locally by a board of community volunteers. Over its six decades, the agency has grown geographically to serve virtually all of Western Maine as well as Cumberland and York Counties. It has also grown programmatically to meet emerging needs and develop state of the art treatment services, including the largest number of evidence-based practices with rigorous outcomes measures and fidelity standards. At the forefront of innovations is Tri-County's philosophy of Trauma- Informed, Recovery- Based Care.'' This approach has been embedded in the agency at all levels for more than six years. It is an approach that is now becoming a standard of excellence across the state and the nation. Very simply, it means that we do not ask ''what is wrong with you'' but rather want to know ''what happened to you.'' It is an acknowledgement and understanding of the impact of trauma and violence on the lives of the people who rely on our services. Trauma can be the result of many sources: physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, exposure to violent acts and natural disasters, to name a few. Let us help no matter the trauma.