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.
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 – Hudson Location – Old Bergen Church, One Highland Avenue, Jersey City Date and Time – Friday, December 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Click here for more Information Click here for a flyer.
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.