Monday, March 21, 2011
Social services nonprofits consider aligning missions | Mainebiz: "People's Regional Opportunity Program, founded in 1965 and based in Portland, has begun deliberating a merger with Youth Alternatives Ingraham, a 44-year-old agency headquartered in South Portland. PROP serves the disadvantaged in southern Maine with programs such as Head Start, heating assistance and housing support. Youth Alternatives Ingraham provides mental health care for children and adults, and also recently went through another merger. In 2007, it joined the Portland mental health agency Ingraham, bringing its budget up from $12 million to $22 million, and roughly doubling its staff."