Statement of Need

Wellness Team

#1) Rent Relief: many people are struggling right now to pay rent to house their families.
#2) Utilities: electricity, water, heat, phone bill, Wi-Fi
#3) Groceries: especially from culturally relevant markets and local stores: food and non-food items. 
#4) Transportation: bus passes and gas cards.

GCSMaine has four Community Health Outreach Workers and one Behavioral Health Coordinator that work to provide wraparound services for community members.

They spend a lot of time connecting community members with various existing public and non-profit services, and they have identified the need for GCSM to have a fund of money set aside for them to help folks with emergent needs.

We are stepping up and fundraising recognizing that many other available resources are part of restrictive systems that pose many barriers to access for the Maine refugee, immigrant, and asylee/asylum-seeking communities.