2015 Homeless Person’s Memorial Day Events

Events Scheduled in Bergen, Hudson and Middlesex

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 Homeless Memorial Day, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB), and National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) encourage local and statewide organizations to hold memorials of their own.

Last year, more than 100 cities in 39 states, including 4 New Jersey cities and counties sponsored events to honor those who had died and to recommit to the task of ending homelessness.

This is the current schedule of local events:

County – Hudson
LocationOld Bergen Church, One Highland Avenue, Jersey City
Date and Time – Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
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County – Middlesex
LocationUnited Methodist Church, 323 George Street, New Brunswick
Date and Time – Monday, December 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
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County – Bergen
Location – Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Health Center
120 S River St, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Date and Time – Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
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As background, each year since 1990, on or near the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, the national co-sponsors organize 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.

Click here for more information from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

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