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

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

Press Herald Op-Ed: A brighter future for Maine children starts with a whole-family approach

In this Portland Press Herald op-ed, John T. Gorman Foundation President & CEO Nicole Witherbee and Ascend at the Aspen Network Managing Director Marjorie Sims share how the two-generation approach can be used to help more children and families thrive, in Maine and across the nation. First developed in the 1980s, 2Gen approaches have gained … Read more

Maine 2Gen Summit Media Coverage

Read and watch media coverage from the John T. Gorman Foundation’s Maine 2Gen Summit. Times Record: Maine leaders to convene in Freeport for summit on breaking the cycle of poverty Maine Public: Maine groups look toward ‘two-generation’ approaches to break the cycle of poverty WMTW 8: ‘VIDEO: Maine Families Deserve Better’

On the Record: John T. Gorman Foundation aims to help Maine children in need

President & CEO Nicole Witherbee recently sat down with Mainebiz to talk about the John T. Gorman Foundation’s work for children and families. Given Maine’s aging demographic, we need every child to grow up prepared to participate in the workforce and lead our state forward. Unfortunately, too many children are going hungry, experiencing homelessness, and … Read more

MaineBiz: How to remove barriers to workforce success

In this piece for MaineBiz, John T. Gorman Foundation President & CEO Nicole Witherbee highlights how partners are overcoming workforce challenges for families and employers in three ways: meeting people where they are, addressing childcare, and providing opportunities to earn and learn. Connecting individuals with education, training and job opportunities is a critical part of … Read more