All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
The owners and directors of nine treatment and educational programs in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire announce the creation of the Northern New England Consortium (NNEC), a group of programs and schools committed to the advancement of its members through collaborative efforts fostering the delivery of evidence-based practices, program management, leadership development and collective outreach.
Confluence Behavioral Health, Cornerstones of Maine, Mansfield Hall, Mountain Valley Treatment Center, Onward Transitions, PATH at Stone Summit, Shortridge Academy, Spruce Mountain Inn and Summit Achievement form the membership of the Northern New England Consortium. Created to offer member programs an opportunity to improve on their services through collective efforts, NNEC sets out to be a platform for constructive collaboration.
“NNEC formed to foster a close-knit, trusted community dedicated to supporting and advancing member programs’ services,” explains Don Vardell of Mountain Valley Treatment Center, “As a values-driven group, our design is to focus our attention and resources on substantive efforts to that end.”
With a mix of programs with decades of service and newer entities, the Northern New England Consortium offers its members professional guidance, educational and training opportunities, programming expertise and, importantly, a wide perspective on how best to serve clients, their families and referring professionals.
“Our unique partnership creates a space where each member has an opportunity to both learn and lead,” says Patrick Brown of Confluence Behavioral Health. “The key to the Consortium’s success is to leverage both our internal strengths and shared resources to best utilize external educational and training opportunities.”
To learn more about the Northern New England Consortium please visit nneconsortium.org or contact leadership at any member program.