Preble Street: The Movie

This is a look back at its growth and development since 1975, made from 20 interviews with former and current staff members and supporters of Preble Street.

Feeding New Neighbors

Preble Street serves 1,200 meals every day at three soup kitchens, and in addition we’re providing 600 extra meals daily to our new neighbors from around the world. Watch this video to learn more and see the work in action!

Maine Women Working to End Homelessness

Featuring: Glenn Close, Chellie Pingree, Hannah Pingree, Jill Saxby, dee Clarke, Dale McCormick, Bonnie Porta, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Mary Herman, Chris Hastedt, Beth Newlands Campbell, Susan Collins, Sarah Standiford, Charlotte Gould, Jill Duson, Laura Fortman, Olympia Snowe.

Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services: A Whole Other Side to Life

Since 2013, Preble Street and its partners have provided services to women and men, transgender individuals, and children who have been forced into all types of human trafficking. People who have been forced to perform a variety of different work—including prostitution, domestic services, agricultural and restaurant work—through sexual, physical and/or psychological violence. All here in Maine.

Preble Street Food Programs: From Salvaged to Soup Kitchens

Our direct service, emergency food work meets basic needs of the most impoverished residents of Maine’s largest urban area, providing 630,000 meals a year at Preble Street.

Preble Street Veterans Housing Services: From Outreach to Home

Preble Street Veterans Housing Services prevents homelessness and ensures residential stability for veterans and their families throughout Maine.

Working to Change the System

Through Homeless Voices for Justice and Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative, people with lived experience of homelessness and hunger are working to change the system.

Preble Street Residential Services: Bringing Mainers Home for Good

Preble Street is committed to providing safe, affordable permanent housing and support to chronically homeless men and women in Portland, Maine.

Portland’s Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil 2017

For 23 years, Portlanders have gathered on the evening of the winter solstice—the longest night of homelessness all year—to remember our homeless friends and neighbors who have died. Watch highlights from this year’s Vigil, where over 150 people gathered on Thursday, December 21 to mourn 40 lives cut short.

Portland’s Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil 2015

The longest night of the year is a time to remember our homeless friends who have died and to recommit ourselves to the task of ending homelessness. In 2015, we lost 43 of our most vulnerable neighbors, the highest number in the 21 years since Portland began holding this annual vigil. Filmed December 21, 2015.

Stuff the Bus 2015: Un-stuffing the Bus

Preble Street feels busloads of gratitude for Rewind 100.9, Chuck Igo, all of the schools, businesses, and private donors who brought in a whopping 127,509 pounds of food, and the 87 dedicated volunteers who helped to make the 10th Annual Stuff the Bus food drive a success!

Preble Street Juggling Challenge

Running a non-profit is quite the juggling act! Make the Preble Street juggling challenge easier with your donation to:

  • feed a hungry family ($50)
  • shelter a homeless youth ($100)
  • find housing for an abused woman ($500)

Giving to Preble Street online is easy and secure! Click here to access the donation page.

Homeless Memorial Vigil 2011

Each year on the longest night of homelessness, Preble Street, Homeless Voices for Justice, community leaders and concerned neighbors gather to remember our homeless friends who have died and recommit ourselves to the task of ending homelessness. December 21, 2011.

Florence House – A Home for Good

Video documenting the transition of several women from Preble Street’s temporary women’s shelter to their new, permanent homes at Florence House.

Maine Yoga Fest and Preble Street Teen Center

Produced by Courtney Elizabeth Media.

Maine Yoga Fest is passionate about giving back to the community and helping others. Volunteers from the festival work with Preble Street Teen Center as MYF’s Official Charitable Partnerfacilitating weekly yoga classes at the center, exposing homeless and runaway youth to the health and wellness benefits of yoga and meditation.

Drama Therapy: Tommy Waltz at Tedx Dirigo

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Tommy Waltz, MSW, describes his innovative practice working with people experiencing homelessness in Portland, Maine. Drawing from his 10 years of professional theater experience in New York City, Mr. Waltz merged creative arts, including improv, with social work practice.

Jon Bradley on Nonprofit Insider

Preble Street Associate Director Jon Bradley talked with Nonprofit Insider’s David Unger on WMPG.