Events Scheduled for December 19-21
At the end of December, four communities around New Jersey will be holding National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day events. These memorials offer providers, government officials, advocates and other members of the community an opportunity to remember the homeless men and women who died over the past year.
As background, each year since 1990, on or near the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB), and National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) have co-sponsored National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness and to remember our homeless friends who have paid the ultimate price for our nation’s failure to end homelessness.
In an effort to maximize the impact of the day, the national co-sponsors encourage local and statewide organizations to hold memorials of their own. Last year, more than 157 cities in 40 states, including 6 New Jersey cities/counties, including the District of Columbia sponsored events to honor those who had died and to recommit to the task of ending homelessness.
County – Bergen
Location – Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center
Date and Time – Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Contact Information – Margaret Rinckhoff
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County – Hudson
Location – Old Bergen Church, One Highland Avenue, Jersey City
Date and Time – Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Contact Information – firstname.lastname@example.orgClick here for a flyer.
County – Middlesex
Location – Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Ave., Highland Park, NJ
Date and Time – Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Contact Information – Lori Freedman at or call 732-715-9838
If you are holding an event and it is not on the list please email us.