Homeless Persons' Memorial Day
Advocacy and Community Engagement
* Remember * Hope * Heal *
Every year, on the first official day of winter, hundreds of Philadelphians gather to remember those Philadelphians who died and to call for an end to homelessness.
Please join us for the 2022 Philadelphia Homeless Persons' Memorial Day on Wednesday, December 21, 4-5pm at Thomas Paine Plaza (in front of the Municipal Services Building at 15th St. and JFK). See more details and RSVP to the event on Facebook. (You can watch it live here too!)
We have made much progress in Philadelphia in combating homelessness, but the crisis persists. We must continue to speak out about the struggles of people who experience homelessness, poverty, and addiction. We must all work together – including elected officials – to expand effective solutions and build a truly just society for all persons. You can send a message to our current (and future) mayor here to emphasize the solutions needed!
Please help us to gather the names of all those Philadelphians who have experienced homelessness and died in 2022.
If you would like to help plan the 2023 Homeless Persons' Memorial Day event, please email [email protected].
Help us spread the word about Homeless Persons' Memorial Day. Use the hashtag #HomelessMemorial when discussing the event on Facebook and Twitter. And don't forget to like Philly Homeless Persons Memorial on Facebook and follow on Twitter at @HPMDPhilly and @homelesspersonsmemorialphilly on Instagram.
Become a sponsor of Homeless Persons' Memorial Day to support the planning and promotion of this event. It is not necessary to make a financial contribution to be considered a sponsor, but contributions will help defray the costs of the event. Thank you!