The Quality Housing Coalition announced on Monday that they have received a $30,000 donation from InterMed to help them address the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. InterMed, Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice, has grown to serve over 100,000 patients with a team of more than 900 clinicians and staff. To commemorate their 30th anniversary, InterMed wanted to support an organization that directly works to mitigate the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine.
The Quality Housing Coalition is working to secure permanent homes and financial security for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. They are thrilled to partner with InterMed for this cause as stable housing is the foundation of health. The executive director of the Quality Housing Coalition, Victoria Morales, expressed her excitement about the donation and stated that access to affordable housing is a major barrier to good health.
InterMed President Dr. Phyllidia Ku-Ruth stated that this collaboration between InterMed and Quality Housing Coalition aims to address the community conditions that Maine people need to thrive. The Quality Housing Coalition has provided 650 permanent homes through their Project HOME program to more than 1,500 adults and children who have experienced homelessness. With this donation, they hope to continue their work in securing safe and stable housing options for those in need.