Videos

Preble Street: The Movie

Preble Street – 40th Anniversary video by Jack Dodson of Grey City Films. A look back at 40 years of meeting urgent needs, advocating for change and empowering people in Portland and beyond.

Portland’s Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil 2015


The longest night of the year is a time to remember our homeless friends who have died and to recommit ourselves to the task of ending homelessness. In 2015, we lost 43 of our most vulnerable neighbors, the highest number in the 21 years since Portland began holding this annual vigil.

Filmed December 21, 2015.

Stuff the Bus 2015: Un-stuffing the Bus

Preble Street feels busloads of gratitude for Rewind 100.9, Chuck Igo, all of the schools, businesses, and private donors who brought in a whopping 127,509 pounds of food, and the 87 dedicated volunteers who helped to make the 10th Annual Stuff the Bus food drive a success!

Preble Street Juggling Challenge

Running a non-profit is quite the juggling act! Make the Preble Street juggling challenge easier with your donation to:

  • feed a hungry family ($50)
  • shelter a homeless youth ($100)
  • find housing for an abused woman ($500)

Giving to Preble Street online is easy and secure! Click here to access the donation page.

“Everybody Needs this Bread”: The Longest Day of Homelessness

On the longest and hottest day of the year, the hands of a clock move from dawn to dusk as Homeless Voices for Justice described the hourly realities of a homeless person in Portland, Maine. June 20, 2012.

Homeless Memorial Vigil 2011

Each year on the longest night of homelessness, Preble Street, Homeless Voices for Justice, community leaders and concerned neighbors gather to remember our homeless friends who have died and recommit ourselves to the task of ending homelessness. December 21, 2011.

Florence House – A Home for Good

Video documenting the transition of several women from Preble Street’s temporary women’s shelter to their new, permanent homes at Florence House.

Maine Yoga Fest and Preble Street Teen Center

Produced by Courtney Elizabeth Media.

Maine Yoga Fest is passionate about giving back to the community and helping others. Volunteers from the festival work with Preble Street Teen Center as MYF’s Official Charitable Partner, facilitating weekly yoga classes at the center, exposing homeless and runaway youth to the health and wellness benefits of yoga and meditation.

Drama Therapy: Tommy Waltz at Tedx Dirigo

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Tommy Waltz, MSW, describes his innovative practice working with people experiencing homelessness in Portland, Maine. Drawing from his 10 years of professional theater experience in New York City, Mr. Waltz merged creative arts, including improv, with social work practice.

Mark Swann on WBLM

Preble Street Executive Director Mark Swann talks about Preble Street on WBLM FM.

Jon Bradley on Nonprofit Insider

Preble Street Associate Director Jon Bradley talked with Nonprofit Insider’s David Unger on WMPG.