Ellsworth American: Program aiming to break cycles of poverty expands into Hancock County

A great story from the Ellsworth American about how our partners at Family Futures Downeast, Community Caring Collaborative and others are using a two-generation approach to transform lives in Downeast Maine. Family Futures Downeast is one of several programs supported by the John T. Gorman Foundation in Maine that apply the 2 Gen approach. Officials … Read more

McAuley Residence Challenge Grant

John T. Gorman Foundation issues a challenge grant to support the expansion of successful recovery program for families affected by substance use If you pick up the phone at McAuley Residence – a residential substance use recovery program serving women and their children – there’s a good chance that the caller will be inquiring about … Read more

Turning a well-child visit into a well-family visit

For the last three years, a Foundation-supported initiative at MaineHealth has used an innovative approach to strengthen the pediatric experience for families facing adversity. The Supporting Families Growing Together program promotes the healthy development of children by building the resiliency of the families around them. With continued funding from the John T. Gorman Foundation, it is now taking what it has learned over that time to expand and strengthen the program.

‘With this support, I know I can succeed’

Last June, Dorca, a woman from Angola seeking asylum, was living on the streets of Portland, pregnant and facing an uncertain future. Today, she and others with similar circumstances are safely housed at former convent Frances Warde, and thriving – thanks to a range of supports provided through a new Foundation-supported partnership between Northern Light Mercy Hospital and In Her Presence.

Maine 2Gen Summit

In Freeport on October 23, the John T. Gorman Foundation joined Ascend at the Aspen Institute in hosting the Maine 2Gen Summit. The daylong convening engaged 130 practitioners, parents, and policy makers from across the state on the topic of two-generation strategies, which help families experiencing poverty build well-being by working with children and the adults in their lives simultaneously. Learn more.

Maine 2Gen Summit Media Coverage

Read and watch media coverage from the John T. Gorman Foundation’s Maine 2Gen Summit. Times Record: Maine leaders to convene in Freeport for summit on breaking the cycle of poverty Maine Public: Maine groups look toward ‘two-generation’ approaches to break the cycle of poverty WMTW 8: ‘VIDEO: Maine Families Deserve Better’

Housing as the Starting Place

Foundation partnerships show the power of integrating housing with a two-generation approach   Integrating housing with a two-generation approach can be a transformative way to help whole families thrive. This was a key takeaway of a May 30 panel at the Maine Philanthropy Conference moderated by John T. Gorman Foundation Vice President, Programs Jennifer Beck. … Read more