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National Homeless Memorial Service

Date/Time
12/21/23
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
27 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States


National Homeless Memorial Service to be Held on Thursday, December 21st, the Longest Night of the Year, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick 

WHY: Tedford Housing will be remembering individuals who passed away during the year while experiencing homelessness. 

WHO: The service will be led by, Andree Appel, a St Paul’s deacon and former Tedford Housing board president, along with members of Tedford Housing staff, board, and community supporters.  

HOW:  We will gather inside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick at 5:00 pm for a short remembrance. Weather permitting, those gathered will assemble outside light candles, and read the names of those we have lost this past year in the community.

Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm 

 Studies across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia have confirmed the relationship between a lack of housing and increased mortality rates. This consistency has no borders. Homeless persons are 3-4 times more likely to die than the general population. On average, people with housing in the U.S. can expect to live to age 78. Our neighbors experiencing homelessness can expect to live to age 45-52. The Homeless Persons’ Memorial focuses attention on this plight and is a call to collectively recommit efforts to prevent unnecessary deaths among our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

As television, radio, and newspaper media are largely effective ways to address news to a community, we ask that you be a part of advertising this event to our fellow Mainers. Thank you for all you do in our community, and if you can be a part of the annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial please let Tedford Housing know.  

FMI, call Kathleen at 207-729-1161 ext.150. 

Tedford Housing’s mission is to empower people to move from homelessness to home. FMI, please visit www.tedfordhousing.org or call 207-729-1161. X150

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