Preble Street is committed to motivating both the public and private will to end hunger, homelessness, and poverty in the lives of our neighbors and to building strong, healthy, just communities.

Recognizing that healthy communities depend on respect, dignity, and opportunity for all, we believe that bringing an end to the tragedy of long lines at shelters and soup kitchens, of hungry children, and human trafficking cannot happen unless we listen to the voices of those who are directly impacted by those problems, and invite them to participate in the process of creating and implementing solutions.

Preble Street advocacy efforts were founded on the principle that empowering people to speak for themselves gives volume to their voices and ensures that their needs and wisdom — as they feel, as they express — are heard.

Preble Street advocacy efforts work toward solutions to the social, economic, and political systems that do not respond adequately to the needs of those in our community. Our advocacy work includes community organizing, policy advocacy, and systems advocacy.

Homeless Voices for Justice

Homeless Voices for Justice is a state-wide, grassroots, social change movement, organized and led by people with lived experience of homelessness.

Maine Hunger Initiative

The Maine Hunger Initiative is a collaborative effort to meet immediate food needs while creating long-term solutions to hunger.