Church Will Honor Homeless People Who Died On The Streets

Rob Hart
December 18, 2018 - 6:00 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Homeless people who died on the streets of Chicago will be remembered at a memorial service Tuesday night.

Dozens of homeless people died on the streets in 2018. People who are homeless have said they feel invisible. 

Tuesday’s service is meant to give the homeless a name, and a life to be remembered.

"You are no longer invisible. You are part of society and a community. Your voice is important. Who you are is important," says Marge Nykaza, the founder and executive director of Harmony, Hope, and Healing, which is participating in the service.

She says it's a profound experience.

"One of the most moving experiences in the evening is when we mention the names of the individuals who have died in the streets," Nykaza said.

The Homeless Person's Memorial is at 6:30 p.m. at Old St. Pat's Church at 700 W. Adams in Chicago.