Homeless Voices for Justice advocates, joined by other organizations and community members, will sit out in Tommy’s Park on the Summer Solstice to show support for those who experience homelessness, to highlight the causes and circumstances of homelessness, and to discuss what needs to be done to end homelessness.
Anyone interested in participating in the sit-out is welcome to join for five minutes, an hour, or the whole day.
Homelessness increases during the summer, and is just as deadly in the warmer months as it is in the winter. Following the national trend, Maine also sees an increase in violence against those who are homeless during the summer months. Hunger and homelessness continue to increase, with soup kitchens and food pantries serving record numbers and shelters overflowing every night.
Corner of Middle & Exchange streets, Portland