Take a look back at more than 40 years of empowering people to overcome homelessness, hunger, and poverty.
The Legacy Society recognizes our friends who have made a planned gift to Preble Street a part of their personal philanthropy.


December 04, 2019


THANK YOU! On #GivingTuesday you met the $30,000 match, exceeded the $100,000 Preble Street goal, and raised $107,000! Increase your impact by sharing this link… Read More

November 25, 2019

Preble Street Volunteers Fight Hunger

Thanks to thousands of incredible volunteers who join us at three Preble Street Soup Kitchens, we served 630,000 meals to our neighbors in need over the last year! In 47,389 volunteer hours,… Read More

October 30, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Ruth

Homelessness is traumatic, and the people we serve often experience uncertainty and distress. When Preble Street Volunteer of the Month Ruth is in the Florence… Read More

September 30, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Moe B.

We’re humbled by the incredible passion, kindness, and work ethic that volunteers bring to the Preble Street Teen Center Soup Kitchen! People like Moe, the September Volunteer… Read More

August 22, 2019

Board Profile: Becca Asen

Pictured: Becca Asen, Preble Street Board of Directors, at the Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter How did you get involved with Preble Street? Having grown up… Read More

August 02, 2019

Foster Youth to Independence

“We see firsthand that the trauma of homelessness intensifies the challenges of connecting to housing.” Preble Street Teen Services Director Leah McDonald spoke at the… Read More

July 31, 2019

Feeding New Neighbors

Preble Street serves 1,200 meals every day at three soup kitchens, and in addition we’re providing 600 extra meals daily to our new neighbors from… Read More

May 22, 2019

Become a First Place Landlord

First Place is a highly supportive transitional living Preble Street program where young people (16-21) learn to live independently. The program supports housing for young… Read More

May 17, 2019

An important message

There will soon be a union election at Preble Street. Preble Street supports its employees and has always believed in a collaborative and caring working… Read More

April 25, 2019

H.O.U.S.E. Moves Forward!

Great news! LD 1337 aka H.O.U.S.E. was voted out of the Health and Human Services Committee with bipartisan support and now moves to the House… Read More

April 01, 2019

Announcing the Healing Center

Preble Street is in planning stages to build a specialized Healing Center providing 24-hour safety, support, and resources for women experiencing homelessness who are also… Read More

March 29, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Chuck

While the bulk of Preble Street volunteers spend their time peeling, chopping, serving, and cleaning, many people help in a different way. The Preble Street… Read More

March 01, 2019

More Mainers Home for Good

“Laying on the ground, sleeping outside, cold. Now it’s nice and warm. I feel safe. This is home.” Because of your support, Preble Street is… Read More

February 27, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Emily

When a retiring weekend volunteer decided to pass the spatula along to the next generation, Emily Wasserman willingly took over. Every weekend, Emily rises before… Read More

in the news

November 14, 2019

Anti-trafficking service awarded $500,000

The Department of Justice awarded $100 million to help victims and combat human trafficking across the country. Preble Street’s Anti-Trafficking Services will get $500,000 over… Read More

May 12, 2019

Young and on their own in Maine

“Most youth who are accessing our services have fled their home because it felt unsafe in some way. That may have been extreme substance abuse… Read More

May 10, 2019

Housing As a Human Right

Freedom Network USA interviewed Senior Director of Teen and Anti-Trafficking Services Daniella Cameron about how housing programs – and survivor-first practices – give individuals the… Read More

April 21, 2019

What is “housing first”?

…with housing first, people are given a safe, stable place to live and offered support, whether its for substance use disorder, mental illness, physical health… Read More


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