Day of Homelessness Awareness:
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Portland and Multnomah County will observe the second annual "Day of Homelessness Awareness." This year's Day of Homelessness Awareness will focus on three concrete actions that people of faith can take to help end homelessness:
The Day of Homelessness Awareness will include a 7am "Walk of Awareness" on November 15, starting at the Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish and ending at the 13 Salmon Family Day Center at First Unitarian Church. There will be key stops along the way, including the newly opened Bud Clark Commons. The Walk of Awareness will include reflections by spiritual leaders, addresses by civic leaders on what is being done to address the three "faces" of homelessness--adults, youth, and families, and specific calls to action inviting participants to get more deeply involved.
The Interfaith Day of Homelessness Awareness is jointly organized by Multnomah County, the City of Portland, and the New City Initiative at JOIN, in partnership with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Albina Ministerial Alliance, the Oregon Board of Rabbis, the Oregon Area Jewish Committee, and the Muslim Educational Trust, as well as many other community partners.