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New Teen Shelter Named for USM Professor

The evening of December 11, Portland’s Preble Street Resource Center is hosting an open house at the Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, named for the late USM Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work Joseph Kreisler. Kreisler founded Preble Street Resource Center, an organization that offers housing services, shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries for people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger and poverty. Soon to open is the new 24-bed Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter for at-risk youth, which will replace the older and smaller Lighthouse Teen Shelter.

If you would like to contribute to the teens served by Preble Street Resource Center, hoodies, jackets, backpacks, boots, hats, gloves, socks, and jeans are needed. Donations can be brought to the USM Office of Community Service Learning at 23 Brighton Avenue, Portland and they will be delivered to Preble Street.

Read The Portland Press Herald’s coverage about the shelter and the teens that it will serve