2018 Homeless Memorial Planning Group

It is time for us to begin planning for Homeless Memorial Day 2018Homeless Memorial Day will be Thursday, December 20th at 5:00 at Thomas Paine Plaza. We are inviting you to be part of the planning group and help organize this year's gathering. Please join us:



Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee Meetings:

- Tuesday, November 20th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at JBJ Soul Homes, 1415 Fairmount Avenue

- Thursday, November 29th, 3:30 – 5:00pm at Ruth Williams House, 2415 N. Broad Street

- Thursday, December 6th, 3:30 – 5:00pm at Ruth Williams House, 2415 N. Broad Street

- Thursday, December 13th, 3:30 – 5:00pm at Ruth Williams House, 2415 N. Broad Street

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As most of you know, this is an annual gathering during which we honor those persons who were homeless or formerly homeless and passed away this year, and we recommit ourselves to ending homelessness in our city. Homeless Persons Memorial Day is a national event that takes place on or around December 21, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. Since the early 1990s, a coalition of Philadelphia advocates, providers, and homeless/formerly homeless persons have commemorated the event locally with a special gathering to remember our homeless sisters and brothers who have died and to recommit ourselves to working to end homelessness in our city.

As always, we need a solid core of organizers, volunteers, and committee members to make this significant event possible.

If you cannot be present at the meetings but want to help in the organizing for Homeless Memorial Day, or if you want to volunteer the day of the event, plea
se contact Karen Orrick at karenorrick@projecthome.org or 215-232-7272 ext. 3048. You can also follow along on Facebook.


Event Location

Ruth Williams House
2415 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132


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