TODAY, the National Coalition for the Homeless, National Health Care for the Homeless Council and National Consumer Advisory Board are gathering virtually for to observe the annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. For nearly three decades, communities have gathered to mourn the tragic passing of those who die on the streets due to the harsh realities of lacking shelter.
This event will include words from Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a reflection on the last 30 years with the Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless (Donald Whitehead), a video honoring those without homes we lost this year, stories about a few of these individuals, and a message from the Executive Director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council about reimagining how our communities function in ways that uplift well-being and how we create a world without homeless death.
We know this year has been particularly difficult for many of us, so please join this memorial to give yourself time to reflect on the trauma of homelessness, grieve in solidarity for all that we have lost, and recommit ourselves to ending homelessness.
Make plans to attend the HPMD Virtual Memorial on Monday, December 21, at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT, hosted by the National Coalition for the Homeless. Register here.