The Quality Housing Coalition received a $30,000 donation from InterMed on Monday to aid in their efforts to address the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. The coalition’s goal is to provide permanent homes and financial stability for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and they are thrilled to partner with InterMed for this cause.
InterMed President Dr. Phyllidia Ku-Ruth announced the donation as part of the practice’s 30th anniversary celebration. Established in 1993, InterMed has grown to serve over 100,000 patients across Maine with a team of more than 900 clinicians and staff. To commemorate their milestone year, the organization wanted to support an organization that directly addresses the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine.
The Quality Housing Coalition’s Project HOME program has already provided 650 permanent homes to more than 1,500 adults and children who have experienced homelessness. This collaboration between InterMed and the coalition aims to tackle the community conditions that make it difficult for people in Maine to thrive. Access to housing is a significant barrier to good health, making this partnership all the more important.