2017 Homeless Memorial Day

  • Homeless Memorial Day
Let us honor our homeless sisters and brothers who have passed away and recommit ourselves to working to end homelessness.

Remember * Hope * Heal

As the weather gets colder, we are planning for the 2017 Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day event.  This year's event will be:

2017 Homeless Memorial Day
Thursday, December 21
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Thomas Paine Plaza, Municipal Services Building
1401 JFK Boulevard, Center City Philadelphia

As we approach the first official day of winter, hundreds of Philadelphians will gather to remember those homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians who died in 2017 and to call for an end to homelessness.

We have made much progress in Philadelphia in combatting homelessness, but the crisis persists.  The opioid epidemic is claiming hundreds of lives.  We face the prospects of massive cuts in housing and healthcare. Many youth in our community are at risk of homelessness.  We must continue to speak out about the struggles of our sisters and brothers 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.

Please join us as we honor the lives of our homeless and formerly homeless sisters and brothers, and as we call on all Philadelphians and all Americans to recommit ourselves to ending homelessness.

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