2022 In Review
Change is the only constant, as they say. At Frannie Peabody Center, we continue to learn and grow as we head into 2023. Our ability to adapt has guided us through these past few challenging years and the support from our community strengthens our ability to provide a high level of care for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS in Maine.
With ongoing affects of COVID-19, FPC continued to administer CARES Act funds to support the housing and health stability of over 400 individuals in Maine. As MPX posed an additional risk in 2022, FPC assisted with vaccine clinic coordination in tandem with HIV testing services.
After years of advocacy, HUD has enabled FPC's housing subsidy program to increase rent payment standards, which will significantly impact voucher holders' ability to find stable housing units amidst the current housing shortage crisis that has been felt across the country.
Services and events are moving safely in-person again - which has been warmly welcomed (even through a chilly 2022 AIDS Walk).
The lessons learned through COVID-19 have resulted in filling long-time service gaps, allowed us to evolve into a more efficient, and mobile staff, and given us the opportunity to be a stronger force in advocating for access to quality services. As we head into 2023, and continue with our Strategic Plan, we look forward to enhancing services by increasing direct client financial assistance, investing in our talented staff, and continuing to partner with providers to offer specialized, integrated care that support our clients' health and well-being as well as HIV prevention services.
We wish you a healthy and happy new year, and thank you for your continued support for our work.
Frannie Peabody Center