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AUGUSTA, MAINE. The first statewide cost study of homelessness and housing in rural areas was released this week when the State of Maine unveiled the results of research on the cost and frequency of services used by people with disabilities who were homeless before entering a permanent housing program. Rural homeless people with disabilities who
PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) — The United Way of Greater Portland has teamed up with the Preble Street Resource Center to raise 275-thousand dollars to replenish the shelves of food pantries statewide. It’s called Food For ME. A number of corporate sponsors have made generous donations, says the United Way’s Meg Baxter. They include the King
PORTLAND – The pelting rain and ankle-deep puddles may have kept the crowd small in Monument Square on Friday, but it was perfect weather to demonstrate the plight of the city’s homeless residents. Preble Street, which provides services to the homeless and poor, held a rally calling on people to help end homelessness. While only
It was in the dead of fall and on the cusp of winter when John Ripley first heard the statistics about homeless deaths in Portland – 21 homeless died here in 2008. By Christmas, Ripley, who works in advertising, decided to do something about it. On Sunday, May 17, the idea he sprouted will run
PORTLAND – When someone references Live Aid, it’s usuallynecessary to tell them I was 5 years old when the multi-city benefit concert took place. Still, John Ripley is as sincere as a grade school love note when he talks about Acts for Change, which will be held Sunday. It’s a local festival to benefit the
PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) — Advocates for the homeless say more than two hundred men, women and children slept in shelters in the city of Portland last night. That fact was highlighted at a rally in Portland’s Monument Square Friday afternoon. It was pouring rain but there was no rain date for the rally. Organizers say
The economic downturn is increasing hunger across the country. Maine is being particularly hard-hit. What can we do about it? Host: Nicole Witherbee Guest(s): Mark Swann, Preble Street Resource Center; Joel Berg, New York Coalition against Hunger and author, All You Can Eat, How Hungry is America?