In The News


In Portland’s version of Mass. and Cass, efforts to sweep away homelessness are being challenged (Boston Globe, September 2023)

Commentary: The solution to ending encampments is shelter (Portland Press Herald, June 2023)

Portland approves plan for new shelter in Bayside (January 2021)

Long nights ahead for homeless in Maine’s largest city (December 2020)

Mobile outreach: A lifeline during COVID-19 (October 2020)

Commentary: Groups working together to ensure safety of people experiencing homelessness in Portland (April 2020)

University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gym opens as temporary homeless shelter (April 2020)

Preble Street Partners With USM To Open A Shelter In University Gym (March 2020)

New president of Maine Med says hospitals can’t go it alone (March 2019)

Maine Voices: A broken mental health system (May 2018)

Our View: Addiction, homelessness must be fought together (January 2018)

We’re reversing opioid overdoses, but we’d rather help people change (December 2017)

Tell legislators to save bill that could prevent more opioid deaths (November 2017)

More homeless escape streets as Portland opens 30 new apartments (May 2017)

The People Left Behind When Only the ‘Deserving’ Poor Get Help (May 2017)

Indifference over deaths of homeless unacceptable (December 2015)

Housing First

Housing-first strategy ties stable residences with social services (Portland Press Herald, April 2023)

Healing Hands: Individual Needs, Risks, and Traumas (February 2022)

For Chronically Homeless Mainers, Housing First Can Be A Lifesaving Solution (February 2020)

What is ‘housing first’? (April 2019)

Home is a place to say hello and goodbye (December 2018)

Maine Voices: Affordable housing saves lives and saves the community money (October 2018)

Sweet Home (March 2014)

Maine Voices: Florence House gives the homeless hope along with shelter (April 2011)

A clean, well-lighted place (November 2009)


Maine advocates urge Congress to increase SNAP benefits (July 2020)

SNAP Restrictions Left This Maine Veteran Hungry for a Year (December 2019)

Among those helping Maine’s new arrivals: Other immigrants (August 2019)

Preble Street shelter donates food to asylum seekers (June 2019)

Maine Signs Historic Student Hunger Bill Into Law (June 2019)

No Maine children should start the school day hungry (March 2019)

Maine Voices: College students need to fill their stomachs to fuel their brains (March 2019)

Maine groups team up to combat child hunger (April 2018)

Maine Voices: State must end shameful food stamp policies that worsen hunger problem (March 2016)

Our View: Food Programs for children advance slowly (September 2014)

Maine task force aims to feed hungry students (July 2014)

Putting an end to children’s hunger in Maine (August 2013)

Effort to feed Maine children hits milestone (July 2013)


Ali Lovejoy, Preble Street Senior Director of Social Work, named Outstanding Woman of the Year (September 2020)

The Best Decision Ever: One Nonprofit’s Extraordinary COVID-19 Choice (April 2020)

On the Radio: Mark Swann (November 2014)

Give a medal and people a chance (March 2012)

Anti-Trafficking Services

Maine Voices: Initiative focuses on those in grip of trafficking, hidden in plain sight (November 2019)

Anti-trafficking service awarded $500,000 (November 2019)

Preble Street Helps Identify Crime of Human Trafficking  (August 2019)

Housing as a human right (May 2019)

Advocates push for law to vacate convictions of human-trafficking victims (January 2019)

Conference held in Augusta to teach medical professionals the signs of human trafficking (January 2019)

Maine Voices: Those trapped by human traffickers can benefit from PS program (October 2017)

Preble Street receives grant to fight sex trafficking (October 2013)

More girls from Maine and Portland being forced into $32 billion sex trade (October 2012)


Maine Voices: Working together to break the cycle of youth homelessness

Young and on their own in Maine (May 2019)

Youth Homelessness: How Do Young People Cope With Homelessness in Maine? (April 2019)

Portland teen shelter testament to “average” Joe (December 2012)

Maine Voices: As many as 40 percent of LGBT youth are driven into homelessness (April 2010)


Maine works to end homelessness among veterans (November 2019)

A strong safety net is one way we can honor our veterans’ sacrifices (November 2018)

Maine Voices: Homeless veterans have an ally (July 2014)

It’s possible to end homelessness for veterans (November 2013)

Preble Street to expand veterans services (July 12)