News

NEWS & UPDATES

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

#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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »