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Medical-Legal Partnership Fights for Lewiston-Auburn’s Kids

February 24, 2016 – JTGF News & Updates

The news out of Flint, Mich. serves as a painful reminder of the threat that lead exposure poses to healthy child development. The John T. Gorman Foundation has been working to bring attention to the lead crisis in Maine for nearly two years through a variety of strategies. One tactic has been our funding to establish the Medical-Legal Lead Paint Enforcement Project of Pine Tree Legal Assistance. The Foundation made a three-year grant of $555,000…

Matched Savings Efforts Help Mainers Work Towards a Better Future

February 23, 2016 – JTGF News & Updates

For many Mainers, saving for a house, for an education, or even just to get through an emergency is a goal that feels out of reach. In fact, according to the latest Assets and Opportunity Scorecard released by the nonprofit CFED, nearly half of Maine households live in “liquid asset poverty.” This means they either already live below the poverty line, or would slip below it if they lost their income source for three months,…

Winter 2016 Newsletter

February 1, 2016 – Newsletters

We're pleased to share with you the Winter Edition of the John T. Gorman Foundation's quarterly Newsletter, which offers a snapshot of some great work being done by our partners around the state. In this edition, you'll find summary findings from a new Foundation-commissioned research report on the well-being of Maine seniors and information about how we're responding to the needs identified in the report. On the kids and families front, you can learn about…

John T. Gorman Foundation Announces Grants Totaling $1 Million to Help Mainers in All 16 Counties

January 28, 2016 – Press Releases

Nonprofits Providing Services Related to Mental Health, Cancer and Basic Needs Receive Funding. Portland - The John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $1 million to 60 Maine nonprofit organizations through its annual Direct Services Grant Program. Through this support, the Foundation will partner with nonprofits who are working to meet the immediate needs of some of Maine’s most vulnerable people. The Foundation is awarding the funding to a diverse and wide-ranging array of organizations throughout…

New Report: Maine’s Low-Income Seniors Struggle To Meet Basic Needs

January 20, 2016 – Press Releases

John T. Gorman Foundation Responds by Committing $900,000 over Two Years to Fund Services for State’s Older Residents. Portland – A newly released report commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation sheds light on the challenges facing Maine’s seniors, and has led the Foundation to commit substantial resources to organizations supporting critical needs among older Mainers. The report, A Portrait of Wellbeing: The Status of Seniors in Maine, was authored by researchers at the University of New Hampshire’s…

Family Futures Downeast Offers Opportunities for Parents and Children in Washington County

November 17, 2015 – JTGF News & Updates

Increasingly, policymakers, practitioners and other thought-leaders nationally are recommending that social service programs transition from considering the needs of children and adults separately to designing services that are meant to work for the whole family. Called a “two-generation approach,” the underlying principle of this strategy is that permanent family economic security is easier to attain if opportunities and supports are simultaneously offered to both children and those who care for them. Soon, residents of Washington…

With Speech, Mitchell Motivates Fellows to Focus on Results

November 17, 2015 – JTGF News & Updates

Senator George Mitchell is one of the most respected political figures in Maine -- and the nation. In a recent speech given to the inaugural class of the John T. Gorman Foundation Fellowship, Sen. Mitchell continued to inspire others to join his lifelong effort to improve the lives of all Mainers. Sen. Mitchell met with a group including the Fellows, their colleagues, Foundation board members and staff. Drawing from his varied and rich experiences as…

KIDS LEGAL Fellow Helps Young People Achieve Educational Goals

November 17, 2015 – JTGF News & Updates

Legal advocacy is one of the best tools available to ensure that vulnerable kids are receiving the education they deserve. In Maine, the KIDS LEGAL project of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, the state’s federally funded civil legal aid organization, provides this kind of advocacy for young people. As part of its priority area related to helping older youth successfully transition to adulthood, the John T. Gorman Foundation invested in the KIDS LEGAL project in 2013,…