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

James Patefield Hired as Grants and Data Associate

The John T. Gorman Foundation has hired James Patefield as its Grants and Data Associate. In this role, James collaborates with colleagues to support and maintain the Foundation’s grantmaking processes and database. He also supports the organization’s programs by developing dashboards, data visualizations, and improved data practices. Prior to joining the Foundation, James worked as … Read more

Senior Program Associate Kristen McAuley to support DHHS response to tragedy in Lewiston

Kristen McAuley, Senior Program Associate at the John T. Gorman Foundation, will spend four months working with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to support the new Maine Resiliency Center in Lewiston. Recently opened, the Maine Resiliency Center offers a place of healing and support to community members impacted by the mass shooting in Lewiston on October 25.

McAuley Residence Challenge Grant

John T. Gorman Foundation issues a challenge grant to support the expansion of successful recovery program for families affected by substance use If you pick up the phone at McAuley Residence – a residential substance use recovery program serving women and their children – there’s a good chance that the caller will be inquiring about … Read more

Turning a well-child visit into a well-family visit

For the last three years, a Foundation-supported initiative at MaineHealth has used an innovative approach to strengthen the pediatric experience for families facing adversity. The Supporting Families Growing Together program promotes the healthy development of children by building the resiliency of the families around them. With continued funding from the John T. Gorman Foundation, it is now taking what it has learned over that time to expand and strengthen the program.

‘With this support, I know I can succeed’

Last June, Dorca, a woman from Angola seeking asylum, was living on the streets of Portland, pregnant and facing an uncertain future. Today, she and others with similar circumstances are safely housed at former convent Frances Warde, and thriving – thanks to a range of supports provided through a new Foundation-supported partnership between Northern Light Mercy Hospital and In Her Presence.