Meryl C. S. Troop
Department of Health and Human Services

11 State House Station
2nd Floor Marquardt
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011 (Show in Google Maps)
207-557-0232 (voice)
866-241-8639 (tdd)
207-287-4052 (fax)

CONTACT

  • Meryl C. S. Troop, BA <meryl.troop@maine.gov>
    Language Access and Deaf Services Coordinator
  • Romy Spitz <romy.splitz@maine.gov>
    Technical Consultant on Deafness

HOURS

Weekdays: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Emergency Contact: Maine Crisis Hot Line, 888-568-1112 [TDD]
Program type: State Coordinator

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
State

DEAF PROGRAM
Year established: 1982

SERVICES ROUTINELY AVAILABLE TO DEAF PEOPLE

  • Outpatient services
  • Day treatment
  • Halfway house
  • Supported living
  • Vocational training
  • Emergency services
  • Videophone

FEES

Service fee for deaf clients? No
Fee covered by third party? No
Adjustable fee (sliding scale)? No

SERVICE PROVIDERS
Staff total: 2 # fluent signers: 2
Interpreting services provided? Yes
MaineCare reimburses service providers for the cost of interpretation; direct payment of some interpreters for selected private practice therapists; interprereters provided for access to all state-run institutions.

ACCESSIBILITY
Assistive technologies available: TTY/TDD, amplified phone, visual signal device for emergencies (fire alarm),

Facilities accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Facilities accessible by public transit? No

COMMENTS
State office responsible for oversight of delivery of culturally appropriate and linguistically accessible services to deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired people with mental health or mental retardation service needs. Administers the Safer Place program: no out-of-pocket expense mental health services for former students of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf or the former Maine School for the Deaf - Contact for Prior Authorization.

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