Homeless Persons' Memorial

Updated: Nov 19, 2018

As the nights get longer and colder, a number of local agencies will hold an annual candlelight vigil and memorial service to honor Chicagoans who have died without a home. Please join us on Tuesday, December 18th, at 6:30 pm at Old St. Patrick’s Church (700 W. Adams), to remember our brothers and sisters.

As we gather in the shadow of the Magnificent Mile, we remember that homelessness is a human struggle.  The evening of memory helps build awareness of the plight that affects so many. Join us as we come together as a community to remember the men and women who died while homeless in Chicago this year.

The organizations that collaborate to present the memorial include the Ignatian Spirituality Project, Harmony, Hope & Healing, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Old St. Patrick’s Church, New Moms, and Franciscan Outreach. 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.

Harmony, Hope & Healing has provided the musical accompaniment for this event for the last 8 years. This year we will be joined by the Atlanta Homeward Choir! We will be hosting our “sister choir” for 2 days, and our combined group will perform a Noontime Concert at the Daley Center Plaza on December 18th before the memorial.

If you are interested in singing with us at this beautiful event, email Tina Villapando - tina@harmonyhopeandhealing.org for more information. It's a chance to use your voice to commemorate those who have passed away and advocate for those who are currently homeless.

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