The Quality Housing Coalition received a $30,000 donation from InterMed on Monday to help address the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. As the executive director of the organization, Victoria Morales expressed her excitement about the partnership and stated that stable housing is essential for good health.
InterMed, Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice, made the donation as part of their 30th anniversary celebration. They wanted to support an organization that directly works to mitigate the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine. Established in 1993, InterMed has grown to serve more than 100,000 patients across the state with a team of over 900 clinicians and staff.
The Quality Housing Coalition’s Project HOME program has provided permanent homes to over 650 adults and children who have experienced homelessness. This partnership between InterMed and Quality Housing Coalition aims to address community conditions that are necessary for people in Maine to thrive. Lack of access to housing is a significant barrier to good health, which is why this collaboration is so crucial.