No Homeless Veterans Challenge kicks off!

On Friday, the No Homeless Veterans Challenge kicked off with an event at the University of Southern Maine. A panel featuring U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, Senator Angus King, and Representative Chellie Pingree was moderated by Dan Hodgkins, Challenge Chair, Senior Director of Social Work, Preble Street.

While Mainers are united in the belief that no Veteran should have to endure the struggle of homelessness, there are currently over 200 Maine Veterans in homeless shelters, sleeping outside, or living in their cars and other places not meant for human habitation. With a goal of ending Veteran homelessness in Maine by June of 2025, organizations that serve Veterans are building a coalition to take on this solvable problem. We need the help of all Mainers, especially landlords, to help us reach our goal! Learn more at

Read more about the Challenge and Friday’s event at the links below.

New initiative calls for an end to veteran homelessness in Maine by 2025 (includes story from recently housed Veteran)

Maine leaders pledge to house every homeless veteran by 2025

Preble Street launches ‘No Veterans Homeless’ campaign in Maine

VA Secretary joins King, Pingree to launch program to house Maine’s homeless veterans