Statement on racial violence against Asians and Asian Americans

At Preble Street, we are deeply saddened and appalled by the recent incomprehensible murders of Asian women in Atlanta and the local attack on an Asian family in Maine. As an agency committed to promoting social justice and dismantling structural inequality, we stand with Asian and Asian American communities. Every human being deserves love, compassion, dignity, and … Read more

Preble Street Goes Virtual For Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil

Maine Public Preble Street Goes Virtual For Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil By NORA FLAHERTY Sixty-four people died in Portland while homeless in 2020. That’s according to the human services nonprofit Preble Street, which is holding its annual vigil virtually on Monday. Caitlin Corrigan, health services director at Preble Street, says the pandemic and recession have … Read more

Long nights ahead for people experiencing homelessness

Portland Press Herald Our View: Long nights ahead for homeless in Maine’s largest city Rising poverty is symptom of the COVID crisis, stressing services for those in need. BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD We have grown used to the grim statistics of COVID, as we follow trends of new cases and death tolls to measure the progress … Read more

From the Executive Director

“I want to offer a sincere thank you to this caring community for your support of Preble Street during this public health crisis. Because of you, we’ve achieved amazing things over the last several months. Please watch to learn how your support has kept people fed, safe, healthy, and loved and is helping us revolutionize … Read more

Portland honors lost members of homeless community

Friday night, people in Portland remembered members of the city’s homeless community who have since passed away. The event included live music, a candle light vigil, speeches from community leaders and Preble Street organizers. See more…