InterMed announced Monday that they have made a $30,000 donation to the Quality Housing Coalition in order to help them address the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. The Quality Housing Coalition is working to provide permanent homes and financial security for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and they are thrilled to partner with InterMed for this cause. According to Victoria Morales, the executive director of the Quality Housing Coalition, stable housing is the foundation of health.
To commemorate their 30th anniversary, InterMed wanted to support an organization that directly addresses the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine. InterMed, Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice was established in 1993 and has grown to serve over 100,000 patients across the state with a team of over 900 clinicians and staff. The Quality Housing Coalition, through its Project HOME program, has already provided 650 permanent homes to more than 1,500 adults and children who have experienced homelessness. This partnership aims to address the community conditions that prevent people from thriving in Maine. The lack of access to housing is a major barrier to good health which is why this collaboration is so crucial.