CHICAGO – The office of state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, will join Northwest Side organizations Tuesday to remember those lost prematurely due to homelessness and to encourage further action to prevent tragedies.

A Homeless Persons Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Friendship Presbyterian Church, located at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy. in Chicago.

“As our area faces the harsh conditions of winter weather, we must recognize that not everyone has access to stable shelter, warmth and care,” LaPointe said. “This service will create a collective moment to honor and grieve our friends and neighbors who we’ve lost and provide the reverence their lives deserve. As we honor lives lost, we must also work to help our far Northwest Side neighbors connect to services while simultaneously building up more services such as shelters, stable housing, and mental health and recovery support. These local premature deaths in recent years – homeless people die 17 years earlier than their sheltered peers – are simply unacceptable.”

For more information, please contact or 773-647-1174.

Who: Office of State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, Office of state Sen. Rob Martwick, Chicago NWS Homeless Outreach, Friendship Presbyterian Church

What: Homeless Persons Memorial Service

When: Tuesday, Jan. 16; 6 p.m.

Where: Friendship Presbyterian Church; 5150 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago

Rep. Lindsey LaPointeRep. Lindsey LaPointe

19th District

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District Office:
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Chicago, IL 60641
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