PRESQUE ISLE — Today, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, met with community service providers supporting Mainers with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle. The meeting was organized by the Maine Association for Community Service Providers to highlight the critical nature of these services for individuals with disabilities and underscore the need for additional state support.
“Maine’s network of community service providers supports our neighbors with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they remain in their homes and a part of our communities. But like other types of providers across the state, a shortage of workers and lack of quality affordable housing has made it difficult for folks to access the care they not only need but deserve,” said President Jackson. “I’m so grateful that the providers in Aroostook County took the time to meet with me today to talk about key issues ahead of the upcoming legislative session. It’s clear the state needs to do more to support our neighbors and improve access to these critical services.”
Aroostook County MACSP members include Central Aroostook Association, Citizens of Maine, Community Living Association, Danforth Habilitation Association, IAM Supports, Katahdin Friends Inc., Northern Maine General, and Northern Aroostook Alternatives.