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Preble Street Partners With USM To Open A Shelter In University Gym

The University of Southern Maine says it will partner with Preble Street to convert the Sullivan Gymnasium on the school’s Portland campus to a temporary 24-hour shelter for people experiencing homelessness. In a press release, USM says the shelter will open as soon as possible, and that it is to stay open as long as social distancing guidelines

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Health precautions impact homeless community

Health precautions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have caused Preble Street Resource Center to change the way it provides daily meals, the city’s shelters have put new protocols in place, Amistad has suspended all support services and Milestone Recovery has temporarily halted a key outreach program. “We are still preparing food and plan on continuing

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Responding to COVID-19

Preble Street has never closed its doors and never will. Preble Street is home to hundreds of people each day, and we are here to see them through the COVID-19 crisis. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP! UPDATE 4/17 | A message from Executive Director Mark Swann: Preble Street needs your help UPDATE 4/16 | Preble Street

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Preble Street COVID-19 Action Plan and Policy Recommendations

Preble Street is committed to the safety of clients, staff, and volunteers while providing essential emergency services to people in need. We are closely monitoring the situation and following protocols of local, state, and federal experts on the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our priority is to stay true to our mission, keep our essential programs open, and

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Volunteer of the Month: Megan

Volunteering at Preble Street Food Programs involves a lot of scrubbing, chopping, and cooking, but the heart of the work reaches beyond the day to day of a kitchen. Volunteers bring kindness, insight, dedication, and compassion — and lots of puns and wit in the case of Volunteer of the Month Megan Ladd. “The conversation never fades when

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Survivor Rapid Rehousing Project Grant

For survivors of human trafficking, a key part of the journey to healing is safe and stable housing. Thanks to a $297K grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services (ATS) will be able to provide this critical resource to even more survivors. The grant funds the new statewide Survivor Rapid Rehousing

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Volunteer of the Month: Brett

Many residents at Glenwood Sober House volunteer at the weekly Preble Street food pantry, working as a team to move thousands of pounds of donated food into the dining room and help feed over 100 families each week. “We really couldn’t do pantry without them,” say Preble Street staff. “Part of their recovery journey is giving back to the community,

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Federal report highlights Maine’s reduction of homelessness

“There’s been a lot of social services throughout the state of Maine that have been working collaboratively, together, to really make a dent and helping people out of homelessness,” Preble Street Deputy Director Donna Yellen said. She says that despite the decrease in people experiencing homelessness, there is a lot of work that needs to

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