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.
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
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.
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.
In Freeport on October 23, the John T. Gorman Foundation joined Ascend at the Aspen Institute in hosting the Maine 2Gen Summit. The daylong convening engaged 130 practitioners, parents, and policy makers from across the state on the topic of two-generation strategies, which help families experiencing poverty build well-being by working with children and the adults in their lives simultaneously. Learn more.
(For the latest on the John T. Gorman Foundation’s response to the Lewiston shootings, go here.) We are heartbroken and dismayed by the senseless acts of violence that occurred in Lewiston last night. Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives, their loved ones, and the greater community. As this situation continues to unfold, … Read more
Foundation grant supports efforts to secure safety, freedom from domestic violence. Founded in 1977, the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) advocates for the right of all people to live free from domestic abuse and all forms of violence. It does this by providing support to a network of nine Domestic Violence Resource Centers (DVRCs) … Read more
Foundation board tours Lewiston at milestone moment for city’s Tree Streets neighborhood As members of the John T. Gorman Foundation board walked through expanded preschool classrooms, toured new housing units, viewed public artwork, and learned about other recent and upcoming developments in Lewiston’s Tree Streets neighborhood at its June meeting, something became quite clear … Read more