In Memory of Juliet Holmes-Smith
Through These Doors is feeling a collective broken heart at the death of Juliet Holmes-Smith. As many in our community know, Juliet was a visionary, worker, and advocate who never tired of striving to make the world a better place.
Her obituary tells the story of a woman with a strong sense of justice who acted on those principles and called on others to take their own actions. Juliet was a champion for children and people in trouble and stood beside them when they needed it.
At TTD, we are proud to have been part of Juliet’s early career, when our name was Family Crisis Shelter, and Juliet was a strong voice for children. We are equally proud to have continued to collaborate with Juliet throughout her career as she improved the lives of countless people who wanted no more than to be safe in their own homes.
As one TTD staff member recently said, “You knew when Juliet was on the case that you were in good hands. Juliet’s ability to mobilize and motivate, act and inspire, and change the world in big and small ways will be missed.”
To paraphrase one of Juliet’s colleagues, Juliet worked tirelessly at all stages of her career and had an especially enormous impact on the lives of survivors of domestic violence. In addition to helping countless individual people, she brought her knowledge, compassion, and brilliance to her work on boards, commissions, and working groups, helping shape Maine’s broader response to the complex problem of domestic violence. Her impact in this area truly cannot be overstated.
The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project mourns the loss of Juliet C. Holmes-Smith, our behalf. Kara Auclair needs your support for Juliet Holmes-Smith Memorial Fund