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Mapping the Benefits Cliff

Mapping the Benefits Cliff

[This article was taken from the Foundation's Spring 2019 Newsletter ]   As the proverbial myth goes, the poor simply need to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” to get out of poverty. But all too often, when low-income families pull up one strap, the other just gets shorter. Take these stories from Downeast Maine. Wendy worries that working overtime will make her ineligible for the... ... [Read More]
Spring 2019: Homeless youth on the air (and on our minds)

Spring 2019: Homeless youth on the air (and on our minds)

I don’t remember the last time I had listened to the radio so intently.   Through the speakers in my car last week came the voice of Mikayla, a young woman living in the youth shelter at New Beginnings in Lewiston. Since her father passed away, she has dealt with challenges well beyond her 18 years.  She has tried unsuccessfully to find a home among family members, dropped out of community college... ... [Read More]
Open Position: Administration Associate

Open Position: Administration Associate

The John T. Gorman Foundation is currently accepting applications for the position of Administration Associate. To apply, please submit all of the following: a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hr@jtgfoundation.org by April 22, 2019.   --------   THE JOHN T. GORMAN FOUNDATION Administration Associate Job Description The John T. Gorman Foundation The John T.... ... [Read More]
Maine doesn’t test enough kids for lead even when federal law requires it, report says

Maine doesn’t test enough kids for lead even when federal law requires it, report says

Despite a recent push to identify kids with lead poisoning, hundreds of Maine children are likely still exposed to its harmful effects because of the state’s low, inconsistent rates of screening toddlers during their annual doctor’s checkup, according to a new report. The effects of lead poisoning, which causes a range of health problems , including developmental delays in kids, don’t appear until... ... [Read More]

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