Homeless Persons' Memorial and Candlelight Vigil

Each year, near the the winter solstice, we light a candle for those who died on the streets of our city. The cause was homelessness.
Similar events are held across the country to honor the sometimes forgotten and to raise awareness that disease is 3 to 4 times more prevalent in homeless populations and the average age at death while homeless is three decades earlier than those who have a home. With more affordable health care and housing, these numbers can be reduced and people can live longer and healthier lives.