The mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty and to advocate for solutions to those problems.
From a nutritious meal to crisis intervention, from clean clothes to health care, from showers to a permanent home, Preble Street programs not only meet urgent needs but also create solutions to homelessness and hunger.
The People We Welcome
The people we meet come from every background. Some were born into abject poverty and abuse. Others were born into a loving and stable family, but life’s circumstances dictated a wildly unanticipated course. Some are temporarily homeless because of a sudden crisis. Others have been homeless for years.
Everyone—individuals or families, youth or adults, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—is welcome.
As varied as their lives and needs are, so are the programs and services that Preble Street offers:
- Sometimes that means feeding a hungry mother and child.
- Sometimes it means finding shelter for a homeless teen or adult.
- Sometimes offering a place where a young person can resume her education.
- Sometimes providing employment counseling for someone ready to work but unable to find a job.
- Sometimes it means welcoming a person to their first home.
Preble Street provides programs where the pioneering activism and humanitarian spirit behind Joe Kreisler’s vision continue to turn hunger and homelessness into opportunity and hope.