The National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage communities to host public events on or near December 21 remembering your neighbors who have died homeless in the past year. National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day takes place each year on the longest night of the year, December 21st. They also serve as reminders of the hardships and risks people experiencing homelessness face.
Anyone can coordinate an event including advocates, service providers, organizations, homeless and formerly homeless individuals/families, religious leaders, city representatives, students, and concerned citizens.
See the official website here.
Please see below to learn about memorial events happening in communities in Pennsylvania this week.
Event in Beaver County 12/19
Event in Erie County -12/20
Event in Luzerne County- 12/21
Event in Philadelphia– 12/19
Event in Pittsburgh– 12/21