YOUR VOICE MATTERS: TANF

January 23, 2014

People struggle to make ends meet every day. For families experiencing severe hardship, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is there to help. You might know TANF by another name: welfare. But what you might not know about this federally funded program is that Maine provides the lowest temporary cash assistance benefit in New England [...]

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MORE FAMILIES ACCESS CASH

January 22, 2014

Children with a college savings account in their name are shown to be seven times more likely to attend and complete college than those without. This year, with the support of John T. Gorman Foundation and Harold Alfond Foundation, CA$H Maine will expand its ability to help more Maine families reach educational and long-term financial [...]

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NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

January 14, 2014

In support of National Mentoring Month, United Way of Greater Portland is encouraging people to get involved as mentors, readers, and tutors to inspire local children to achieve academic success and future self-sufficiency. Established in 2002, National Mentoring Month celebrates mentoring and the evidence-based, positive effect it can have on our youth. This year’s campaign [...]

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WE’RE HIRING!

November 26, 2013

If you are interested in a position, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements in Word or PDF format to hr@unitedwaygp.org with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Senior Vice President, Resource Development Project Manager – Starting Strong United Way of Greater Portland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. [...]

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HOUSING VOUCHERS: A BRIDGE TO PERMANENT HOUSING

November 15, 2013

By the end of 2014, 586 to 1,248 Maine families will be at risk of losing critical housing assistance due to sequestration cuts. Such cuts could increase homelessness. Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. Congress can reverse the Housing Choice Voucher cuts by providing $17.7 billion nationally for voucher renewals in 2014. What [...]

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