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Maine Data Glimpse: Mental Health of Maine Adults During the Pandemic
June 9, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesAnalysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse describes mental health data from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey collected from mid-August 2020 through April 2021. Pooling these data across several months allows for a large-enough sample size to conduct Maine-specific analysis by demographics. Although these estimates pool data across a…
Spring 2021 Newsletter: Reasons to be hopeful
May 20, 2021 – NewslettersDear Friend, While spring always brings renewed hopefulness, this year certainly finds it in great measure – and not just because of the warm weather (though that hasn’t hurt either). Vaccinations have finally allowed us to safely reconnect with loved ones and resume pastimes we have dearly missed. And each Mainer who gets vaccinated brings us one step closer to ending this pandemic and the terrible toll it has taken on so many. As encouraging as…
Spring 2021 John T. Gorman Fellowship Updates
May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesJohn T. Gorman Fellows continue to do important work during the pandemic. Learn more about what this network of leaders is working on, how we’re trying to support them, and the launch of the next cohort in 2022.
Confronting a Mental Health Crisis for Youth in Maine
May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesYouth already faced numerous mental health challenges before the pandemic, and this year of stress, disengagement, and isolation has only worsened the situation. In response, the Foundation awarded $250,000 to 11 organizations helping youth through this difficult time. Here’s what three grantees had to say about what youth need right now, and how their organizations have overcome the constraints of the pandemic to provide support.
Pandemic is Revelatory Moment for Preble Street
May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesPreble Street has a long history of responding and adapting to emergencies in the community, and the pandemic has been no exception. Many elements of their operation have had to change in order to safely serve those experiencing homelessness. But as challenging as this time has been, said Executive Director Mark Swann, it’s also been what Preble Street needed to discover new approaches to improving outcomes for its most vulnerable clients.
Meet Our 2021 Direct Services Grantees
May 14, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesThe John T. Gorman Foundation recently announced its 2021 Direct Services Grants, awarding a total of $1 million to 71 organizations who are addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable Mainers in all 16 counties. We are incredibly grateful to all of these grantees for meeting an unprecedented level of demand for food, shelter, and other forms of assistance at this difficult time.
Foundation Grants $400,000 to Mercy Hospital for Workforce Development Initiative
May 12, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesMercy's +MPower Fund will increase access to education, training, and other supports to those who face systemic barriers to entering or advancing in the healthcare workforce.
May 19 Discussion on Equity in Wealth & Asset Development
May 12, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesNext week, May 18-20, the Maine Philanthropy Center is hosting its biennial conference, with the theme being “Centering Equity: Shifting Power, Building Community.” From the keynote speakers to the breakout sessions, it promises to be three days of rich and important discussion on opportunities to advance equity in Maine. The John T. Gorman Foundation is honored to be able to participate in one of the workshops. At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, Foundation Program…