Maine Calling: Motherhood and Mental Health

Today’s important Maine Calling show touched on the mental health issues too many mothers face, as well as supports that are available. John T. Gorman Foundation President & CEO Nicole Witherbee was part of the conversation, joining Jordan DeMerchant to discuss the MOMS Partnership, a model Bangor Housing is piloting to bring low-barrier mental health supports … Read more

Report: New England States Tackle Benefit Cliffs

Full Report New England states have taken significant steps to mitigate the effects of benefit cliffs, but more action is needed to address these significant hurdles to family economic mobility, says a new report that the John T. Gorman Foundation has released with the support of the American Public Human Services Association, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, … Read more

Elyse Pratt-Ronco Hired as Director, Stakeholder Engagement

The John T. Gorman Foundation has hired Elyse Pratt-Ronco as Director, Stakeholder Engagement. In her role, Elyse facilitates the exchange of ideas, data, and best practices among stakeholders, including grantees, Fellows and practitioners. Her work includes directing the John T. Gorman Fellowship program and the Fellowship Alumni network, as well as designing and implementing stakeholder … Read more

Data Snapshot: Child and Family Mental Health in Maine

As the John T. Gorman Foundation works with its partners to develop and test strategies for strengthening Maine children and families, we look to the latest data to inform where we can have the greatest impact. Looking at the numbers, the rising mental health needs of children and their parents/caregivers – exacerbated by the effects … Read more

How Are Maine Kids Doing Reporting Project

The John T. Gorman Foundation is proud to support a new Maine Public reporting project — How Are Maine Kids Doing? — that just launched this week and will run throughout 2024. The goal of this partnership is to bring greater awareness to the issues Maine children face, as well as promising strategies to address … Read more

Ellsworth American: Program aiming to break cycles of poverty expands into Hancock County

A great story from the Ellsworth American about how our partners at Family Futures Downeast, Community Caring Collaborative and others are using a two-generation approach to transform lives in Downeast Maine. Family Futures Downeast is one of several programs supported by the John T. Gorman Foundation in Maine that apply the 2 Gen approach. Officials … Read more