Submitted Summaries of Programs (Reviews)
Between April 10 and April 16 (Review Summaries):
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Between April 17 and May 1 (Evaluations):
Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
The Day Shelter provides a safe, warm and supportive environment during inclement weather for all shelter guests.
Currently operates six months out of the year. United Way funds would be used to expand to year round and specifically hire a person for this purpose.
They align with the Health focus in that they want to have all individuals in Mid-Maine in safe and healthy environments with access to health support and services.
We feel that they likely meet the Additional Criteria, although it’s hard to quantify the additional criteria because there’s no data to that effect.
Site Visit/Phone Conversation Notes:
We visited on 4/15/19 and took a tour of the shelter and spoke with David Sovetsky, Program Director. We were able to see the Food Pantry which they operate every Friday afternoon, the family and adult rooms, and the independent youth apartments on the top floor. We were able to hear about all the different support programs such as Educare collaborating with the children and parents, many types of counselling, career development, and the Rent Smart program to help people to get into housing.
It seems to provide a modern, clean and healthy environment. The housing appeared to be very adequate. We observed many families with children at the shelter.
The shelter fills a growing need in the community. The Day Shelter in particular keeps people from hanging out at local businesses during the day when the shelter is closed.
Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman agrees that this program aligns with Health, as indicated on the application.
This program has requested $15000.
Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman’s Recommendation: Definitely Fund for $As Available
Recommendations and Comments
Definitely Fund = No question, UWMM should fund this program.
Maybe Fund = I think UWMM should fund this program, but I have outstanding questions.
Maybe Don’t Fund = I don’t think UWMM should fund this program, because I have outstanding concerns.
Don’t Fund = UWMM should not fund this program.
Rachel GrantDefinitely Fund
Jackie DaltonDefinitely Fund
Rick DorianDefinitely Fund
Susan RoyDefinitely Fund
Michelle CesareDefinitely Fund
Cheryl FlewellingMaybe Fund
James WoodDefinitely Fund
George ColemanDefinitely Fund
Definitely fund, but not at full request.
Robert DahlgrenDefinitely Fund
Partially fund? This is such an important service. Appears to be a well run program, but concerned with apparent lack of measures to evaluate effectiveness, for a sum that is on the higher end of requests. For example, do counselling, career development, etc. help people transition into permanent housing?