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News and Resource Roundup: May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation is providing a periodic roundup of news articles chronicling the emerging challenges of vulnerable Mainers during the pandemic, and highlight new resources and innovative practices that may be helpful to organizations, individuals, and communities working to address those challenges. NOTE: the resource items referenced below, and others, can be found on the Foundation’s COVID-19 Resources page. Our April 29 update is available here. Teaching & Feeding from Afar Two months…

Spring 2020 Newsletter: Providing assistance (while keeping a distance)

May 14, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

Dear Friend, No matter the task, from the mundane to the complicated, the last two months of living through the COVID pandemic has required all of us to adapt to new ways of living, working and interacting. Thus is the reality of trying to prevent a disease that exploits a fundamental part of the human condition: being together. If only these changes meant mere inconvenience or a sense of novelty. For many, these have been weeks…

Foundation Awards $400,000 to Address Critical Needs for Maine Seniors

May 14, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Foundation Awards $400,000 to Address Critical Needs for Maine Seniors To advance its goal of making it possible for Maine seniors to age in place, the John T. Gorman Foundation recently awarded $400,000 to 17 organizations across the state. Made through the Foundation’s annual Direct Services Grant Program, these grants help address vital needs for seniors, including food insecurity, transportation, home repair, and companionship. “With the oldest population in the country, Maine has special challenges…

COVID Crisis Spurs Innovation in Maine’s Juvenile Justice System

May 13, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

By Lisa Margulies, Esq., John T. Gorman Foundation Program Associate  Stakeholders across the state have worked to enhance Maine’s juvenile justice system for years. A particular area of focus has been decreasing the number of youth in Long Creek Youth Development Center due to growing recognition and agreement that many justice-involved youth do not pose a threat to public safety and, with appropriate programming and services, can and should remain in their communities. Over the…

Despite Pandemic, Fellows Push On

May 12, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

John T. Gorman Fellows adapt and innovate to continue making progress toward their long-term goals John T. Gorman Fellows have all set ambitious goals for improving the lives of Maine people – targets that take years to achieve, even under the best of circumstances. The crisis of the coronavirus – both from a public health and human services perspectives – has upended plans, created new challenges and triggered multiple emergencies for these leaders. To their…

Maine Nonprofits Rise to the Challenge

May 12, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

John T. Gorman Foundation partners adapt and innovate to serve vulnerable Mainers during the pandemic Maine’s nonprofit community and other institutions serving low-income Mainers are dealing with an unprecedented situation that no one could have anticipated just a few months ago. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges before them were not easy. In a very short time, their jobs have become much more difficult and important. Maine’s nonprofits have done an excellent job rising…

May Update on Foundation’s COVID-19 Response

May 12, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

  Volunteers pack food boxes at Foundation grantee Preble Street Resource Center in Portland. Since the COVID-19 outbreak reached Maine in early March, the John T. Gorman Foundation – like other Maine foundations – has  tried to assist our partners as they work to serve our communities at this challenging time. We have given our grantees greater flexibility on the use of funds and adjusted grant reporting requirements to reflect the increased pressures they face.…

News and Resource Roundup: April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020 – Grantees in the News, JTGF News & Updates

With so much in the news and information about the coronavirus epidemic being shared right now, important developments and emerging strategies can be easy to miss. To help cut through the static, the John T. Gorman Foundation will be providing a periodic roundup of news articles chronicling the emerging challenges of vulnerable Mainers, and highlight new resources and innovative practices that may be helpful to organizations, individuals, and communities working to address those challenges. We hope…