Two-Generation Funding Opportunity

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services recently posted its first Request for Proposals for Whole Family Services funding. Passed in the LIFT and STEP Bills during the last Legislature, this new annual funding is meant to support the kind of coordinated, wraparound supports for low-income families that are central to the two-generation approach.… Read more »

Our Work Over the Next Several Years

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… Read more »

Convening Brings People Together Across the Spectrum to Support the Whole Family

As the Foundation gets smarter about the work we’re doing to help improve the lives of people in Maine, we’ve realized that it’s critically important to become more intentional about having a whole family, two-generation approach to both individual programs and overall systems change. This thinking is in line with that of many other states,… Read more »

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

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… Read more »