Bangor Daily News (04.02.12) - Wednesday, April 04, 2012
US Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced last week
the Frannie Peabody Center (FPC) in Portland is receiving $3.8
million in federal funds for its HIV/AIDS work.
Three of FPC's ongoing programs to provide housing support
services for people living with HIV/AIDS were granted:
*$1.05 million, for the HAVEN Initiative, a permanent housing
program for clients dealing with what the grant announcement
described as "other complex needs," like mental health and
substance abuse disorders.
*$1.31 million, for HAVEN's Outreach to Rural Maine
Initiative, which provides rental, utility, mortgage and
housing placement assistance to 100 qualifying households.
*$1.43 million, for HAVEN's Outreach to Racial and Ethnic
Minorities Initiative, whose rental assistance benefits 41
chronically homeless people and families in Portland,
including many who are immigrants or refugees.
"This funding will be critical as the dedicated employees and
volunteers of the Frannie Peabody Center continue to provide
vital services to the community, and continue to provide
compassionate care for the community infected and affected by
HIV/AIDS in Maine," the senators said in a joint statement.