Advocacy

Preble Street is committed to inciting both the public and private will to end hunger, homelessness, and poverty in the lives of our neighbors and to building strong, healthy, just communities.

Recognizing that healthy communities depend on respect, dignity, and opportunity for all, we also believe that bringing an end to the tragedy of long lines at shelters and soup kitchens, of hungry children, and abused women cannot happen unless we listen to the voices of those who are directly impacted by those problems, unless they participate in the process of creating and implementing solutions.

Preble Street’s advocacy efforts were founded on the principle that empowering people to speak for themselves gives volume to their voices and ensures that their needs and wisdom—as they feel, as they express—are heard.

Preble Street’s advocacy efforts listed below work towards solutions to the social, economic and political systems that do not respond adequately to the needs of those in our community.

Homeless Voices for Justice

hvj-logo-colorHomeless Voices for Justice is a state-wide, grassroots, social change movement, organized and led by people who struggle with homelessness.
Learn more about Homeless Voices for Justice.

Maine Hunger Initiative

photo_apple_mhiThe Maine Hunger Initative is a collaborative effort to meet immediate food needs while creating long-term solutions to hunger.
Learn more about Maine Hunger Initiative.

Home for Good

photo_fh_welcomehomeA solution-centered response to homelessness that provides housing and supportive services to people experiencing chronic homelessness, increasing the quality of life for tenants, and decreasing the pressure on costly public services.
Learn more about Home For Good.