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Long nights ahead for people experiencing homelessness

Portland Press Herald Our View: Long nights ahead for homeless in Maine’s largest city Rising poverty is symptom of the COVID crisis, stressing services for those in need. BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD We have grown used to the grim statistics of COVID, as we follow trends of new cases and death tolls to measure the progress

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Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil

On Monday, December 21 — the longest night of homelessness — we will be holding a virtual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil at preblestreet.org/vigil. We’ll share the names of the people we lost this year, a prayer from Grace Street Ministries, music from people experiencing homelessness, and more. The life expectancy of our friends who endure

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Permanent housing for 56 veterans and their families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Jen Tibbals 207-775-0026 x1117 communications@preblestreet.org Preble Street Receives Grant from Disabled Veterans National Foundation PORTLAND, ME (December 11, 2020) Preble Street Veterans Housing Services (VHS) assists veterans and their families in finding and maintaining stable housing and works to end homelessness among veterans throughout Maine. VHS services include case management, intensive

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Act now to save people from living outside

The only thing standing between 40 human beings and safety, food, hope, and professional social work services this winter and beyond is permission from the City of Portland to convert a Preble Street day shelter into a 24/7 Wellness Shelter. Like the highly successful shelter we operated over the summer at the University of Southern Maine Sullivan

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#GiveHope this #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. By donating to Preble Street, you empower Mainers like Tommy on their journey to healing and hope, and help us connect more people to shelter, housing, food, support, and a healthier, happier future. Help us raise $100,000 to keep hope alive for our neighbors in need. Donate here. The first $50,000 is doubled thanks

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THANK YOU!

Thank you to the 3,000 volunteers who throughout the COVID-19 crisis have lent their hands and hearts to the people Preble Street serves. With your help, Preble Street handed out 1,000 Thanksgiving food boxes — filled with turkey fresh produce and ample ingredients for a full holiday feast — and tomorrow we will deliver van

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175,168lbs of food for Mainers in need!

WOW! During this year’s Stuff the Bus Food Drive for Preble Street, donors stuffed the bus with $25,024, which amounts to 175,168lbs of food for our neighbors in need! Our love and appreciation to the one and only Chuck Igo, who came out of retirement to live on a school bus for 28 hours and

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Volunteer of the Month: Toufiq Fekkak

“I volunteer for the chance to give something back to the community, make a difference to the people around me, and to develop new skills. It appeals to me because of its social benefits and it gives me a greater perspective and self-awareness. You can help financially, but to be present gives you the real

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Planning Board workshop for Preble Street Wellness Shelter TONIGHT

The City of Portland Planning Board workshop on the Preble Street conditional use application to open a 24/7 Wellness Shelter has been MOVED TO 5:30pm TONIGHT. We anticipate public comment will start at 6pm. If you don’t want your neighbors sleeping outside this winter, please join us at this link at 5:30: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89082238304

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