Street Outreach Collaborative


The Street Outreach Collaborative provides social work services and meals every day on a mobile basis at various stops around Portland, Maine, where unhoused people spend time or have appointments.

Meals are distributed on a scheduled route in the morning and in the afternoon on holidays and weekends with services all day helping connect people with shelter, housing, health services, IDs, clothing, and other things to help them work toward goals. Each weekday afternoon, the Street Outreach Collaborative team focuses on services and meal distribution in a way that is more targeted towards individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness who have barriers to accessing food and other services. 

Let us know where you will be! Call 207-775-0026 ext. 1880 and leave your name, number, and where you’re staying to register with the Street Outreach Collaborative team.

Street Outreach Collaborative Schedule

Morning meals are distributed between 10-11:30 am; on weekends and holidays only, afternoon meals will also be distributed between 3:15-4:45 pm.

Morning Meal

Weekends and Holidays Only

Street Outreach Collaborative location

10:00-10:25 am  3:15-3:40 pm Intersection of Chestnut & Somerset
 10:35-10:40 am 3:50-3:55 pm Intersection of Congress & State
 10:45-10:50 am 4:00-4:05 pm Intersection of Congress & High
 10:55-11:10 am 4:10-4:25 pm Intersection of Congress & Monument Sq
 11:15-11:20 am 4:30-4:35 pm Intersection of Commercial & Franklin
 11:25-11:30 am 4:40-4:45 pmIntersection of Chestnut & Somerset

Additional Food Resources:

  • St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen- 307 Congress St (corner of Franklin); M-F 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Milestone- Outreach/food distribution on foot in the Bayside neighborhood; M-F 1:30-2:30pm
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank Food Map
  • If you are sleeping outside and need help getting food or other resources, please call our outreach line at (207) 775-0026 extension 1880.

Learn more

Building toward a better future

Twice a day — every morning and afternoon — staff from the Street Outreach Collaborative (SOC) complete van runs, driving to various stops in Portland to provide food, clothing, and other basic needs to people living outside. These stops are also a chance for caseworkers to check in with unsheltered clients to see what other

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The Impact of Social Work

“In my time working here, I’ve been able to provide people with many things. I’ve given people vouchers, I’ve helped people move into apartments, I’ve helped somebody repair their vehicle. I’ve provided all of these material things. But time and time again, when people talk to me about what was most important to them, it’s been

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Responding to Winter Weather

1.21.22 UPDATE: Due to the extreme cold expected today, the Cold Weather Community Response Plan has been activated and a Warming Station will be open for the day for clients experiencing unsheltered homelessness. First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist Church has graciously agreed to open its doors again, and the space will be staffed by a

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