InterMed, Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice, has made a $30,000 donation to the Quality Housing Coalition to support their efforts in addressing the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. The Quality Housing Coalition is working towards securing permanent homes and financial stability for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
InterMed President Dr. Phyllidia Ku-Ruth stated that to commemorate their 30th anniversary, they wanted to place their support with an organization that directly works to mitigate the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine. The executive director of the Quality Housing Coalition, Victoria Morales, expressed her excitement about the donation and emphasized that stable housing is the foundation of 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 Quality Housing Coalition aims to address the 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.