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Act now to save 40 people from living outside this winter

The only thing standing between 40 human beings and warmth, safety, food, and professional social work services this winter is permission from the City of Portland to convert a Preble Street day shelter into a 24/7 Wellness Shelter. Preble Street is on the agenda of the City of Portland Planning Board this Tuesday, October 20 for its conditional use

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2020 Homeless Voices For Justice Candidate Interviews

As part of their You Don’t Need A Home To Vote campaign, Homeless Voices for Justice held virtual interviews with federal, state, and city candidates to provide the opportunity to listen to, answer the questions of, and learn from a constituency with lived-experience of homelessness, poverty, and hunger. Topics this year included unsheltered homelessness, affordable

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Preble Street on PBS NewsHour

“We’ve always met people where they’re at in a relationship perspective. And now we’re meeting people where they’re at, physically in the community. We’re addressing people’s food insecurity but we’re also looking at all of the other needs that they have.” PBS NewsHour covered Preble Street outreach services and the need for more shelter space

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Ali Lovejoy, Outstanding Woman of the Year

“It’s a really remarkable thing to see these individuals that have so little, yet are so generous with each other. Working with these clients and working with the staff who are so driven and passionate about helping people who have fallen through the cracks — it keeps me coming back.” Preble Street Senior Director of

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Volunteer of the Month: Jack Wood

“From my first visit to Preble Street I was struck by how so many people worked together to prepare and serve meals to hundreds of people at a time. Since I am a firm believer in what my wife refers to as ant power — what happens when a lot of people do small things

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From the Executive Director

“I want to offer a sincere thank you to this caring community for your support of Preble Street during this public health crisis. Because of you, we’ve achieved amazing things over the last several months. Please watch to learn how your support has kept people fed, safe, healthy, and loved and is helping us revolutionize

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Welcome to the new Volunteer Manager!

Please join us in welcoming Haley Foydel, the new Preble Street Volunteer Manager! In addition to remarkable energy, passion, and warmth, Haley brings a wealth of experience as a nonprofit project coordinator, a general manager of a restaurant group, a volunteer at Preble Street, and much more. Here, we share a short Q & A with her. How

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Senator Angus King signs on to Mayor’s Challenge

“I, Angus King, United States Senator of Maine hereby pledge my support… to the work of the Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee and the system it has developed to ensure homelessness among military veterans is rare, brief, and non-recurring.”   Senator Angus King is the latest public official to sign onto the Mayor’s Challenge, a call

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Maine advocates urge Congress to increase SNAP benefits

Food insecurity is a growing national problem amid the pandemic. Pantries are stretched thin — and money is tight in many communities. Advocates from across the country are urging Congress to increase SNAP benefits. They all want the next pandemic relief bill to include a boost for the program – and they’re urging congress not

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