The Quality Housing Coalition received a $30,000 donation from InterMed on Monday to support their efforts in addressing the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. This collaboration aims to provide permanent homes and financial stability for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. InterMed, Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice, established in 1993 and serving over 100,000 patients across the state with a team of over 900 clinicians and staff, wanted to mark their 30th anniversary by supporting an organization that directly addresses the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine.
InterMed President Dr. Phyllidia Ku-Ruth expressed her excitement about the donation, stating that stable housing is the foundation of health. Meanwhile, Victoria Morales, executive director of the Quality Housing Coalition, expressed her gratitude to InterMed for their support and emphasized that access to housing is a major barrier to good health.
Through its Project HOME program, the Quality Housing Coalition has provided 650 permanent homes to more than 1,500 adults and children who have experienced homelessness. This partnership between InterMed and the Quality Housing Coalition is crucial in addressing community conditions that are essential for Maine people to thrive.