Day One has been partnering with the Preble Street Teen Center for many years, providing substance use and mental health treatment, case management and outreach to homeless youth in Greater Portland.
The Teen Center serves homeless youth ages 14-21 from Maine as well as immigrant and refugee youth living in Greater Portland. Homeless teens come to the Teen Center for meals and other basic services. Day One staff meet them at the Teen Center and begin to find ways to connect.
Funding, provided in part by the United Way of Greater Portland, ensures that we do not have to collect fees from clients. This allows us to reach out to high-risk teens in a welcoming format and encourages them to get the help they need to stabilize their lives.