Candlelight vigil in memory of those whose 2013 deaths were hastened by homelessness in New Hampshire. This vigil is sponsored by the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. Non-perishable food items will be gratefully accepted and donated to the Friendly Kitchen.
Rev. David Keller leads singing at Concord's Homeless Memorial Day, 2012.
Homeless Memorial Day, coinciding with the longest night of the year, is an annual opportunity to remember the lives of those whose deaths were hastened by homelessness, and to rededicate ourselves to efforts that make decent, affordable housing available for everyone.
At this time we are aware of twenty people who died in the past year.
"Inocente" tells the inspiring tale of a young woman's determination to thrive despite being homeless. Refreshments, conversations, and donations accepted to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the Concord Homeless Resource Center.
Reporting from “the shelters, back alleys, soup kitchen lines and slum hotels where mainstream reporters rarely or never visit,” Street Spirit runs stories on economic inequality and the daily grind of human rights violations that poor people face. It also chronicles the movement that is dramatically working for human rights.
Call for change to proposed Concord panhandling ordinance
Public Hearing on “Aggressive Panhandling” February 11
The City of Concord is considering a municipal ordinance to ban “aggressive panhandling” in the city. The current draft of this ordinance will be considered by the City Council during a public hearing on Monday, February 11 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.