Preble Street - Teen Center (for Ages 12 To 21)

18 Portland Street
Portland, ME 04104

General Information:
The Teen Center provides day shelter and support services for youth between the ages of 12 and 21. Services include: - Meals, clothing, personal hygiene items, showers, laundry, phone (both local and long distance), and mail - Alternative education provided by the Portland Adult Education Street Academy to help them make the transition back into public schools, earn a GED, or apply to continuing education programs - Mental health counseling provided by the YWCA Street Program - Health services provided by health professionals from Portland Public Health - Substance abuse services provided by Day One, including a range of service options from informal education and non-traditional interventions through individual treatment - Employment services such as resume writing, job training, and job shadowing - Outreach from a wide range of community providers, to build relationships with the youth and assist them with linking to the social service system For more information contact Preble Street or visit the Preble Street website.

Helpful Definitions For Preble Street - Teen Center (for Ages 12 To 21):
Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

How To Volunteer at Preble Street - Teen Center (for Ages 12 To 21):
Be a volunteer. Call Preble Street - Teen Center (for Ages 12 To 21) at 207-775-0026 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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