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Innovation and Replication: Pine Tree Legal’s Medical-Legal Partnership

August 23, 2018 – JTGF News & Updates

As one of the Foundation’s core funding strategies, we look to replicate successful strategies with the potential to achieve greater scale and reach across the state. One example of this is the recent expansion of Pine Tree Legal’s medical-legal partnership into Portland. First started as a pilot program at Lewiston’s B-street clinic, the initiative aimed to empower families effected by lead exposure by raising awareness of the importance of lead screening and the legal protections…

Maine Voices: Our young people need comprehensive, coordinated, flexible youth-centered care

May 25, 2018 – JTGF News & Updates

The following is an oped authored by John T. Gorman Foundation President Tony Cippolone and Senator George Mitchell, which was published in the Portland Press Herald on May 25, 2018 We in Maine have a moral obligation to see that these youth are equipped to raise the next generation. As fathers who have lived through their children’s adolescent years, we are keenly aware of the challenges young people face as they transition to adulthood. Our…

Report: Maine Needs To Improve Support For At-Risk Teens

May 22, 2018 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation says Maine should do a better job of helping at-risk teens complete the transition from adolescence to adulthood. In a report released Tuesday, the foundation recommends creating a “comprehensive, coordinated, flexible and youth-centered continuing of care,” for teens at risk due to poverty, homelessness, or who have already done something to place them in the juvenile justice system. Morning Edition Host Irwin Gratz spoke with Sara Gagne-Holmes, senior program associate with…

Maine Youth Need Comprehensive, Youth-Focused Solutions to Succeed

May 22, 2018 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

Maine Youth Need Comprehensive, Youth-Focused Solutions to Succeed John T. Gorman Foundation Issues Inaugural Policy Brief, “From Adolescence to Adulthood: A Blueprint for Helping Maine’s Youth Succeed” Portland – The transition from adolescence to adulthood is challenging for any young person. But the 17 percent of Maine children living in poverty[1], youth involved in Maine’s foster care or juvenile justice systems and youth experiencing homelessness face even more hurdles during this key time of life.…

Kennebec Journal: Healthy Community Coalition mobile events set

May 22, 2018 – Grantees in the News, JTGF News & Updates

"Healthy Community Coalition recently announces its upcoming schedule of free mobile health unit events. A variety of education and free health screenings will be offered at each stop including blood pressure and cholesterol checks, colon cancer screening kits (FIT screening) and body composition analysis. "All services are funded through a grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation and the United Way of the Tri Valley Area, and the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program. …" Read…

Our Work Over the Next Several Years

May 18, 2018 – JTGF News & Updates

Since 1995, the John T. Gorman Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of Maine’s most vulnerable residents. Over the course of the past year, the Foundation engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process that will guide our future work. Through this process, we reaffirmed the Foundation’s commitment to the mission, values and priority populations that have driven our work in recent years. We also established the following Core Funding Strategies that will drive…

Gateway to Opportunity: Opening More Doors for Youth in Maine

May 18, 2018 – JTGF News & Updates

It’s no secret that the employees of the John T. Gorman Foundation are passionate about their work. We feel a deep urgency in our work, and we’re excited about the outcomes created by our community partners. Spend a few minutes in senior program associate Sara Gagné-Holmes’ office, and you’ll walk out feeling inspired about the outcomes around the Gateway to Opportunity (G2O) project. Her enthusiasm is contagious. “We’re seeing real change,” she notes. “Change in…

Spring 2018 Newsletter

May 15, 2018 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

It is with cautious optimism for continued warm weather that I welcome everyone to the Spring edition of the John T. Gorman Foundation Newsletter! Spring is a season of growth and renewal, and that is particularly true at the John T. Gorman Foundation - both for us as well as many of our grantees and community partners. For example, as you'll see in this newsletter, we're seeing growth in Lewiston via a significant new HUD…