They will not call it a shelter. It will be a “healing center” because, when you’re dealing with women whose lives have descended into violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other traumas, that’s precisely what they need.
“They’re the most vulnerable women we serve,” Daniella Cameron, senior director of Teen Services and Anti-Trafficking Services at Preble Street, said in an interview last week. “This is really an opportunity to create and provide a space for women to come and really start that journey toward healing.”
Preble Street, the social services organization that for more than 40 years has been throwing lifelines to Maine’s most marginalized population, recently signed a purchase-and-sale agreement on a three-story brick building at 55 Portland St.