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CHIP Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service

Join us with members of the community to remember our neighbors experiencing homelessness who have passed in the year. A part of the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, this annual service is put on by The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP).

The Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service is held very near the winter solstice. We hold this day of remembrance near winter solstice because the winter solstice is the longest night of the year. This is to draw attention to the plight of many of our neighbors who need help and to call for greater action on their behalf.

However, it is also the turning point in the season. Days become longer as nights shorten. The Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service marks a time for remembrance. But it also marks a time of transition and hope.

CHIP is a notfor-profit agency that mobilizes, advocates, and empowers community collaboration toward ending homelessness and fosters an effective system of homelessness prevention and intervention in the greater Indianapolis area. We believe successful efforts towards ending homelessness require the collective talents, resources, and commitment of the entire Indianapolis community. No one group or individual has the ability to address the issues alone. As an intermediary, we work to create a systemic and effective approach towards ending homelessness.