InterMed, Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice, announced Monday that they have donated $30,000 to the Coalition for Quality Housing to help alleviate the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine. The Coalition for Quality Housing is an organization that works to provide permanent homes and financial security to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
As part of their 30th anniversary celebration, InterMed wanted to support an organization that addresses the community conditions necessary for people to thrive. InterMed was founded in 1993 and has grown to serve more than 100,000 patients statewide with a team of over 900 clinicians and staff.
Through its Project HOME program, the Coalition for Quality Housing has provided 650 permanent homes for more than 1,500 adults and children who have experienced homelessness. This partnership between InterMed and the Coalition for Quality Housing aims to address a major barrier to good health: lack of access to housing.
Victoria Morales, Executive Director of the Coalition for Quality Housing expressed her excitement about the donation stating that stable housing is the foundation of health. With this partnership, both organizations hope to make a significant impact on addressing Greater Portland’s homelessness crisis.