Events Scheduled from December 18th to 22nd
At the end of December, 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.
This is the schedule of events:
County – Bergen
Location – Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center
Date and Time – Monday, December 22, 5:30 PM
For more information click here.
County – Mercer
Location – Turning Point United Methodist Church, 15 South Broad Street, Trenton
Data and Time – Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
County – Middlesex
Location – Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Avenue, Metuchen
Date and Time – Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Click here for a flyer.
If you are holding an event and it is not on the list please email us.