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No matter your circumstances, Maine Homeless Veteran’s Alliance is here to help

Roger Goodoak

For as long as I’ve known Roger Goodoak of the Maine Homeless Veteran’s Alliance, I’ve been inspired by his generosity and dedication to helping those less fortunate in the greater Portland area. Portland has a lot of social service agencies that take care of many of the needs of the marginalized people in our community, […]

Portland Police Department takes a cue from Ebenezer Scrooge

A homeless woman gathers her things behind Portland's sports complex. Photo- Chris Shorr, BDN.

With the winter holiday season in full swing, the Portland Police Department took a cue from the likes of Ebenezer Scrooge last week when they had dozens of homeless encampments destroyed along Interstate 295. (Video from wgme.com) With the mild December weather that Maine has seen this year, many in Portland’s homeless community are choosing to […]