Homeless Persons Memorial set for Tuesday, December 19
As we approach the longest night of the year, please join us as we again remember our homeless brothers and sisters who have died in the last year. The memorial will be held Tuesday, December 19 here at Old St. Pat’s.
This event is affiliated with National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, one of more than 150 events across the U.S. organized by the National Coalition for the Homeless. The Chicago service was first organized in 2010 by the church with Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Ignatian Spirituality Project, Harmony, Hope & Healing, and other organizations.
An analysis by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless showed that 125,848 Chicagoans are homeless. The Illinois Department of Human Services reports more than 38,000 people lived in state-funded shelters in 2014. Nationally, over the course of a year, 2.5 million to 3.5 million people experience homelessness.
If you would like to sing with us at this event, please reach out to Tina Villapando, firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 312-466-0267.