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Lewiston Receives Transformational Grant. What Happens Now?
July 27, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesRecent news that Lewiston will receive a $30 million grant to build new housing and strengthen community resources in the Tree Streets Neighborhood is cause for celebration. But in many ways, the work has just begun to transform this neighborhood into a place where all residents can thrive. This article offers an overview of the impact this funding will have and shares insight into where assistance is still needed.
Analysis: Strategies for Rebuilding and Strengthening Maine’s Child Care System
July 27, 2021 – JTGF News & UpdatesThe pandemic revealed the fragility and weaknesses of many of our society’s most critical systems – including a child care system that was already operating on razor thin margins and unable to meet demand. With many pandemic restrictions now lifted, challenges remain for providers and families. But there is also opportunity to rebuild the child care system in a way that works better for Maine families. In this analysis, Foundation Senior Program Associate Jennifer Beck, Ph.D., highlights efforts already underway that offer promising routes forward.
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Maine Data Glimpse: Delayed Medical Care
June 30, 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 data on delayed health care visits among adults and children during the pandemic from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey collected from mid-August 2020 through May 2021. One-in-Five Maine Adults Delayed Medical Care Because of the Pandemic In Maine, 22.8 percent of…
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 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.