Lutheran Family Health Centers' Community Medicine Program (CMP), in collaboration with the New York City Providers of Homeless Health Care and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, is hosting a memorial service in honor of National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day on December 17.
The service will commemorate the lives of individuals from around New York City who died homeless, but not forgotten, over the previous year. The CMP staff and other homeless services providers will be offering music, prayers and songs. National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day is officially observed on December 21, the longest and coldest day of the year.
Guest speaker: Dr. Jim O'Connell, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Homily: Rev. Donald A. Stiger, SVP for Mission and Spiritual Care for Lutheran Medical Center
December 17, 2013 from 9 to 11 a.m.
The Church of St. John the Baptist
210 West 31st Street (between 7th and 8th Ave.), New York, NY 10001
About LFHC's Community Medicine Program
The Community Medicine Program (CMP) has been caring for people at shelters and single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotels in New York City since 1969. CMP now provides services at 12 outreach locations under the leadership of the Lutheran Family Health Center network including drop-in centers, SRO hotels and shelters. Teams provide direct medical care, outreach, health screenings, health education, case management, crisis intervention and long-term counseling onsite and on a regular basis. Learn more about CMP in Lutheran Family Health Centers' recent report here