United Midcoast Charities creates a “Rapid Response Fund” to provide fast-turnaround, emergency funding for agencies reeling from the extraordinary and unexpected impacts of the pandemic.
2020 - 2020
ADDITIONAL AGENCY MILESTONES...
AIO completes capital campaign and building in September; hires first employees: Warehouse Manager, Energy Assistant Manager, and Weekend Meal Manager.
New Hope For Women (aka, New Hope Midcoast) rises to the challenge of the COVID pandemic by implementing a chat service and by working with area lodging sites to provide 3,056 shelter nights. Calls, time spent on calls, and remote contacts all increase significantly. At height of pandemic, NHFW creates a long-term emergency hoteling program for victims and families, supporting an average of five families in its catchment area.
RJP reaches threshold of serving more than 500 youth participants, 120 court-referred adults, and c.500 post-incarceration individuals with 14 staff and 250+ active volunteers; training reaches 8,500+ Midcoast residents. RJP acts as fiscal agent to Youth Led Justice.
To address challenges of pandemic, Waldo YMCA partners with local schools to offer remote learning, launches monthly food and blood drives, and reorients to prevent further spread of COVID, offering safe childcare for working families and ways to combat social isolation for all ages.
KCHC’s The Landing Place opens four efficiency apartments and wraparound services for emancipated minors and young adults, ages 18-21.
Trekkers purchases first-ever building at 325 Old County Road in Rockland.
Waldo CAP offers Rent Relief Program in response to pandemic.
Belfast Soup Kitchen completes construction of new facility; moves to larger space and expands services; upgrades to well-equipped commercial kitchen; receives “Best Business Growth” from the Belfast Chamber of Commerce. Hires first Executive Director.
Midcoast Habitat For Humanity receives Willow Street property in Camden to create a permanently affordable family home.
Due to the pandemic, MCH’s Meals on Wheels reduces its delivery to twice weekly, while still delivering two hot meals and three frozen ones.