MAINE ASSOCIATION of
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS

 

MASAP Membership

The Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs (MASAP) is recognized by legislators, the Governor's office, other administrative leaders and other health care and behavioral health entities as Maine's leader representing alcohol and other drugs prevention, treatment and recovery support. MASAP's members are viewed as experts in the field and their input and opinions are highly valued.

Full Membership in MASAP is open to SAMHS licensed treatment agencies interested in the advancement of substance use disorder and addictions prevention, treatment and recovery.

Associate membership is available to individuals and organizations with an interest in making a positive difference in substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Membership in MASAP will provide you, your agency and staff with ongoing opportunities for:

Advocacy - Connections to Maine

  • Important decisions are made almost every day in Maine that directly impact the field. MASAP works year round with legislators, the Office of Substance Abuse, Department of Health and Human Services and others to shape policy and budget before it is set. You will receive timely updates during the legislative session.

  • Our legislative activities and events at the State House highlights our member agencies at the State House and provides an important opportunity for your agency to showcase your services and contributions to Maine..

  • Advocacy related to public policy, regulations and legislation at the state and federal levels

Advocacy - Connections to Washington

Training and Continuing Education:

Access to a dynamic information highway:

  • You'll be on our communication track for important information through electronic and other communications.

  • Newsletters, alerts, and information about substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery, funding opportunities, and updates linking you with the most current news in substance use disorders and addictions.

  • Member discounts through SAAS, Hazelden, the Legal Action Center, and others.

  • Real time, proprietary Member's Only information.

Networking: Sometimes it's not what you know, but who you know.

  • Opportunities to meet your colleagues at monthly meetings. Networking provides you with new ideas and an expanded circle of valuable contacts.

  • Networking opportunities, work groups and committees influencing critical issues.

  • Relationship building and joint advocacy with a wide array of stakeholders working on a common vision and outcomes.

Highlighting your agency:

  • A marketing tool for your agency - links that will highlight your organization.

  • Public awareness and enhanced marketing to policy makers, communities, and individuals and families seeking services.

  • Recognition from the field.

  • Highlight your agency on the MASAP web site.

Making Employment and Career Connections:

  • Direct recruiting on the MASAP Job Bank provides agencies and job seekers with a starting place to look for that perfect match.

  • Workforce development resources for agencies and individuals - current licensing regulations for agencies and individuals.

  • Access to scholarship funding for individuals seeking to enter or advance through accredited education programs in the field of substance use disorder and addictions services.

Membership Meetings

Finance Committee

Quarterly, on the fourth Friday of the month - October, January, April, July; 9:30am to 10:00am

Executive Committee

Second Friday of the month - 10:00 am to 12 noon

MASAP Board

Fourth Friday of the month September - June 10:00am to 12 noon

No MASAP Board meetings July and August

When conflicts occur with Holidays, the full Board meets on the 2nd Friday of the month from 10:00am to 12 noon. Advance notice of holiday scheduling in advance.

MASAP Annual Member Retreat

4th Thursday and Friday of October