Preble Street


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 these problems. In 1975 Preble Street was founded as a neighborhood center to involve and empower homeless and low-income residents. As ideas for a more unified community resource center emerged, Preble Street launched a unique collaborative partnership of private and public agencies working together to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless and low-income residents of Greater Portland, consolidating three soup kitchens, a food pantry, the City of Portland Homeless Healthcare Clinic, a day shelter, social services, a housing location program, and a homelessness prevention program.

How Your Donation Helps

26.2% of your car donation will go toward helping Preble Street with their project: Food Programs.

15.3% will go toward the project: Veteran's Housing Services.

13.2% will go toward the project: Teen Services.



  • Instruction and guidance on housing

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1990

Your donations to Preble Street are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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