Formerly Berkeley Food & Housing Project
December 21st, the start of winter and the longest night of the year, has been nationally recognized as Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day since 1990.
It is a day to remember and honor those who have died while experiencing homelessness. We know that homelessness can lead to death, but the most tragic part is that we also know it is preventable. No person should die due to the lack of housing.
It is also a day to strengthen our resolve to work for a world where housing is a human right, and no lives are lived or lost in homelessness.
Calleene Egan, Executive Director, Berkeley Food & Housing Project