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Greater Portland Health Receives Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Grant From United Way of Greater Portland

May 19, 2020

PORTLAND, ME (May. 19, 2020) – Greater Portland Health is pleased to announce it has received a Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund grant from United Way of Greater Portland to support its Healthcare for the Homeless Expansion Project.

This funding will go toward supporting expansion of their Healthcare for the Homeless services to their 234 Oxford Street location. This expansion creates a safer environment for patients and staff by reducing the number of patients in the health center at one time and separating those with symptoms of respiratory infection (possibly COVID-19) from well patients.  With this, they hope to reduce the spread of the virus and protect Portland’s homeless community.

“We are extremely grateful to United Way for the funding to support our Healthcare for the Homeless location during COVID-19,” said Ann Tucker, CEO of Greater Portland Health. “The funding is supporting the expenses of adding an additional health center site to separate well and infectious patients during the pandemic.”

UWGP volunteers made rapid funding decisions for organizations on the front lines meeting emergency needs for those affected by the pandemic, such as food, shelter, and emergency financial assistance.

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About United Way of Greater Portland 

For over 90 years, United Way of Greater Portland has served and strengthened Greater Portland by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Today, we are uniting individuals and organizations around our community’s shared vision, Thrive 2027, three 10 year goals to improve education, financial stability, and health for every person in Greater Portland. United, with community partners, we build sustainable solutions that achieve long-term results and help our community thrive. We encourage everyone to be part of the change. To give, volunteer, advocate, or learn more, visit https://www.unitedwaygp.org/

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