Preble Street is very proud of Maine’s own Senator Susan Collins, recipient of the prestigious Bruce F. Vento Award. The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty created the Vento Award to recognize individuals or organizations who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to solutions to homelessness.
Preble Street Executive Director Mark Swann was in attendance at the award ceremony, and was surprised and honored when the Senator recognized Preble Street for our efforts to end homelessness, along with our partners in Lewiston, New Beginnings.
The NLCHP recognized the Senator for her work as chair of the committee for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, where she was instrumental in championing a bipartisan appropriations bill that included $2.3 billion in Homeless Assistance Grants, $40 million of which was targeted for coordinated solutions to youth homelessness.
Congratulations, Senator Collins, and thank you for all you do for the people of Maine and this nation!Read More