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We must stop preventable overdose deaths

“More people died of an overdose in Maine in 2020 than of COVID-19. Although we don’t have a vaccine for Substance Use Disorder, we do have an antidote. It is the evidenced-based practices that are proven effective in treating it — access to treatment, harm reduction services, and mental health and peer support, and perhaps

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Take action on LD 211 – #ShelterIsAHumanRight

UPDATED MARCH 1: As we wait for the Labor and Housing Committee to hold a work session on LD 211, please continue to email them your support of this bill. More information at Step 3 on the list below. TODAY, February 17, is the public hearing for LD 211: An Act to Support Emergency Shelter

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ACTION ALERT: Support emergency shelter in Maine!

Safe, dignified shelter is a human right, yet thousands of Mainers experience unsheltered homelessness on any given night. We need your voice or written statements on Wednesday, February 17 at 10am during a remote, public hearing on LD 211: An Act to Support Emergency Shelter Access for Persons Experiencing Homelessness. This bill seeks to provide

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Mainers facing food insecurity to benefit from boost in federal SNAP benefits

Preble Street applauds the Biden administration’s recent boost to SNAP. #SNAPworks   “Tens of thousands of Mainers were experiencing food insecurity before coronavirus struck. Advocates said in the past year, the pandemic has made the situation worse.   ‘Preble Street has nearly doubled the amount of meals we are providing through our emergency food programs,

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Volunteer of the Month: James

Preble Street Central Kitchen staff always look forward to Saturdays, because they know they’ll be cooking alongside January Volunteer of the Month, James. “He brings such warmth and kindness to the space,” they shared. “He is gentle and easy going and has become a really special part of our team.” James, pictured here with flowers

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Statement from Preble Street

Preble Street is appalled by the horrific display of terrorism and white supremacy that took place at the U.S. Capitol Building yesterday. As an anti-poverty human services agency that is committed to promoting social justice and dismantling structural inequality, we believe and have seen firsthand that peaceful discourse and demonstration is the most effective path

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YOU DID IT!

Thanks to your advocacy and love, the City of Portland Planning Board voted to approve the conditional use application for the Preble Street Wellness Shelter last night!   THANK YOU to all who wrote or called in and voiced your support for your neighbors in need! Over 1,000 of you spoke up to ensure that

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Portland approves plan for new shelter

Portland Press Herald The Portland Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve Preble Street’s request to convert its former resource center in the city’s Bayside neighborhood into a 40-bed emergency shelter. The board heard more than two and a half hours of public comment and received hundreds of emails, mostly in support of the

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