Tedford Housing will hold its annual homeless memorial service at 4 pm on Thursday, December 18th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine. All are invited to attend this short interfaith service. Light refreshments will be served. Weather permitting, we will process from the church to the gazebo and read the names of and remember homeless individuals who have passed away during the year.
Since 1990, homeless prevention and advocacy groups across the country have been recognizing National Homeless Memorial Day during the Winter Solstice. Tedford Housing’s Executive Director Craig A. Phillips says “ the Winter Solstice reminds of us the challenges and struggles of families and individuals who do not have a stable home, who are homeless on this, the day with the greatest amount of darkness. The next day, though is a bit brighter, as is the next.”