Topic: Veterans Housing Services

Farewell, 2015-16 Interns!

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” – Jane Addams, founder of the social work profession

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Preble Street bid farewell last week to its 2015-16 class of social work interns.

This prestigious and competitive social work placement opportunity has been key to meeting the Preble Street mission since it was founded by Joe Kreisler, chair of the University of Southern Maine social work department. The Preble Street internship program has trained more than 400 social workers in its more-than-40-year history. Expanding from a placement opportunity for USM social work students, the applicant pool has grown over the years to include students from University of Maine Augusta, University of New England, St. Joseph’s College, Lesley University, Boston College, and Southern Maine Community College.

Pictured: Kara Auclair, University of New England; Olivia Testa, University of New England; Nicole Fish, University of Southern Maine; Mary Beth Sullivan, Preble Street Logan Place Supervisor; Joe Guglielmetti, University of Southern Maine; Jean Claude Kramo, University of Maine Augusta. Middle Row: Patty Robinson, Preble Street Florence House Coordinator; Kara McCabe, University of New England; Brittney Dunham, Preble Street Resource Center Caseworker; Kayla Harding, University of Southern Maine; Hillary Colcord, Preble Street CLIP Supervisor; Mariah Corbett, University of Southern Maine Back Row: Jon Bradley, Preble Street Associate Director; Mark Swann, Preble Street Executive Director; Maxine Bleau, University of New England; Becky Hadley, Preble Street Florence House Supervisor; Sara Cyr-Jordan, Preble Street Florence House Housing Support Staff; Caroline Fernandes, Preble Street Logan Place Coordinator; Nick Meintel, University of Southern Maine; Steven Doyle, University of Southern Maine.

Big Week for Veterans Housing Services

It’s been an exciting week for Preble Street Veterans Housing Services.

First, we learned that VHS—a statewide partnership between Preble Street and Pine Tree Legal Assistance—received another $1,683,966 Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help serve homeless veterans in Maine.

Then on Thursday night Bangor Area Homeless Shelter honored VHS as an “Outstanding Community Partner” at the agency’s annual meeting.

VHS works to end homelessness among veterans by helping low-income vets and their families find and maintain affordable, stable housing and working with landlords to place homeless vets in housing.

Learn more about VHS here.

Preble Street welcomes new interns

Preble Street internship program has accepted 15 masters, bachelors and associate students to its social work programs for the 2015-16 school year.

This prestigious and competitive social work placement opportunity has been key to the meeting the Preble Street mission since it was founded by Joe Kreisler, chair of the University of Southern Maine social work department. The Preble Street internship program has trained more than 400 social workers in its 40-year history. Expanding from a placement opportunity for USM social work students, the applicant pool has grown over the years to include students from University of Maine Augusta, University of New England, St. Joseph’s College, Lesley College, Boston College, and Southern Maine Community College.