Scripture's take on "The Houseless":
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 58: 6-7
6 [Is] not this the fast that I
have chosen? to loose the
bands of wickedness, to
undo the heavy burdens,
and to let the oppressed go
free, and that ye break every
7 [Is it] not to deal thy bread
to the hungry, and that thou
bring the poor that are cast
out to thy house? when thou
seest the naked, that thou
cover him; and that thou
hide not thyself from thine
Mishlei (Proverbs) 27:27
He that giveth unto the
poor shall not lack: but he
that hideth his eyes shall
have many a curse.
With absolutely no disrespect intended, I say this unto you:
This "Houseless" human would rather not to ever have an event to remember those who died due to others own unwillingness to be righteous under our Creators' Laws.
If humans were righteous under his Laws, then there would not be a day to memorialize those who have died due to not having a safe, habitable and clean place to reside.
Now more about "National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day"
Each year since 1990, on or near the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) has sponsored 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. Beginning in 2005, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council joined as a co-sponsor of this meaningful event. In an effort to maximize the impact of the day, we encourage local and statewide organizations to hold memorials for those who have died homeless in their communities. In 2006, more than sixty cities conducted Memorial Day events on or arohttp://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5185315364553105944#editor/target=post;postID=1912976283225334347und December 21st. (NCH)
National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day
National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day
Co-Sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless, National Consumer Advisory Board, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
- Tweet about your event with #HomelessMemorial
- Work on getting a proclamation from your local and/or state governmental body. You will find sample proclamations in our Organizing Manual.
- Let us know in advance the logistics for your local
event. This allows us to alert the national media of events happening
Once the event is over, let us know how it went, list of names read, how many attended and any media coverage.
As sponsors with twenty years of experience, please let us know if we can provide any additional information, help or advice.
& from the
|Homelessness can happen to anyone. Take a moment to remember those who have died while homeless and learn more about this public health concern for those who don't have a place called home.|
Since 1990, on or near the first day of winter, and the longest night of the year (12/21/12), the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB), and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) have co-sponsored the National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day to remember those who have died while homeless.
The lack of stable housing and access to supportive services are at the core of homelessness. The challenges that precipitate and often worsen during the course of homelessness can affect anyone.
Addressing the public health needs of the homeless population requires collaborative and integrated efforts with partners and communities. Federal agencies are working to identify ways we can improve [PDF - 3.2MB] the lives of people affected by homelessness. CDC contributes by working to improve the spectrum of factors and environments that determine available choices for healthy living for everyone. There is much that we can do to improve the health of homeless individuals and families.
On December 21, 2012, take a moment to reflect and join others as they remember those who have lost their lives while they were homeless. We hope you will take time to learn more about this public health concern. Please check out the links below for more information.
- National Coalition for the Homeless, National Homeless Person' Memorial Day
- National Health Care for the Homeless, Homeless Memorial Day
National Organizations for the Homeless
Federal Resources on Homelessness
- Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness [PDF - 3.2MB]
- US Department of Veteran's Affairs: Homeless Veterans
- Homelessness Resources Center
- Mental Health Services Locator
- U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Topic Page
- Local Homelessness Assistance By State
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Homelessness
- United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
CDC Web Resources
- Public Health and Homelessness Video Podcast
- Social Determinants of Health
- Persons Who Use Drugs
- Viral Hepatitis
- Homelessness is a risk factor for TB
- Violence Prevention
- Intimate Partner Violence: Consequences
CDC Audio Podcasts on Homelessness
& from about the
District of Columbia:
Event Details: Those who died homeless are remembered on the first day of winter each year in over 100 cities nationwide. The event has been attended by HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) Secretary Shaun Donovan as well as other federal and city officials (all of whom are invited this year as well). The vigil will be followed by a meal.
National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day March
Baltimore United Congregations
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