Housing People Takes Investment, Not Magic

We have said before that the reasons why people experience homelessness are complex, but the solutions are not. Ensuring that people can access stable and safe housing and maintain that housing is the solution to homelessness.  Preble Street created its Rapid Re-Housing program (RRH) in 2020 to move more people from homelessness to permanent housing. … Read more

More than Just Pottery

Art is Healing “Start at the bottom and pinch and turn uncluttered. And slowly work your way up. And you want a pretty thin wall.” It’s a cold Wednesday morning in January, but inside Elena’s Way Wellness Shelter, it’s bright and warm. In the shared area, tables are pulled together, and 10 clients and staff … Read more

Portland Radio Group raises $29,000 (and counting!) for Preble Street

On Monday, November 20, 2023, local radio stations Coast 93.1, 98.9 WCLZ and 101.9 WPOR joined together for the 18th annual Neighbors in Need Donation Drive fundraiser for Preble Street. More than 400 people and local organizations donated that morning and exceeded the $20,000 goal to raise $29,000 and counting! Donations are still coming in. … Read more

Responding to Winter Weather

Update 2/2/2023: Warming shelters will be available in the Portland area from Friday February 3 to Sunday February 5. The City of Portland, along with community partners and volunteers, will staff a temporary overnight shelter at the Salvation Army’s gymnasium at 297 Cumberland Avenue. The overnight warming shelter will be available from 3pm on Friday, … Read more

#SayYes to saving lives!

Preble Street says YES. Yes, we will accept you for who you are. Yes, we will look deeply to see your best self, and to see your potential. Yes, we will work with you to build bridges to the resources you need. Yes, we will sit with you at the foot of the bridge until … 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

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

Stuff the Bus food drive is huge success

The 14th annual “Stuff the Bus” program was another huge success. Wednesday, volunteers unloaded buses stuffed with food items for the Preble Street Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. It’s the largest food drive in Maine, and is put on by Bristol Seafood and radio station “Rewind 100.9.” Thanks to your generosity, several tons of food … Read more

Preble Street donates food to asylum seekers

Along with the need for shelter, asylum seekers also need food, as they are legally barred from working during the transition. Preble Street is stepping up to make sure asylum seekers don’t go hungry. Watch more…

Maine Points: Preble Street

WPOR’s Sarah Sullivan hosts this week’s Maine Points! This week’s episode is about the Preble Street shelter in Portland’s downtown.