InterMed, Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice, announced Monday that it has made a $30,000 donation to the Quality Housing Coalition to help in their efforts to address the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. The Quality Housing Coalition, through its Project HOME program, has provided 650 permanent homes to more than 1,500 adults and children who have experienced homelessness.
InterMed President Dr. Phyllidia Ku-Ruth stated that stable housing is the foundation of health and that they wanted to place their support with 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.
The executive director of the Quality Housing Coalition, Victoria Morales expressed her excitement about the donation and said this partnership between InterMed and Quality Housing Coalition aims to address community conditions that Maine people need to thrive. The lack of access to housing is a major barrier to good health which is why this collaboration is so essential.
InterMed was established in 1993 and has grown to serve more than 100,000 patients across the state with a team of over 900 clinicians and staff. This donation marks their commitment towards making a difference in their community by addressing one of the most pressing issues affecting many residents in Greater Portland area – Homelessness