PFFC’s 5th Vigil to remember those who died on the streets in 2017 is scheduled to take place between Thursday, December 21 and Friday, December 22. The Vigil very appropriately is in honor of Michael Stoops, fondly remembered by so many of us, who devoted his life to helping the homeless and who himself passed away this year.
Thursday, December 21st
5 pm – 7 pm
Candlelight Procession & Reception
Luther Place Church
1228 Vermont Ave NW
Thursday, December 21st to Friday, December 22nd
7 pm – 9 am, dinner & breakfast available Overnight Vigil
Friday, December 22nd
9 – 11 am
Advocacy Walk Around at the Wilson Building
PFC is a leader in forming strong leadership skills in indivduals who have experienced or currently experiencing housing instabilities through our advocacy platfrom, for the sole purpose of developing a direct housing change.
Founded by individuals who were once on the streets but who now have housing and employment, PFC sees as an important part of its role mentoring members and individuals in the community who lack housing and employment to get involved in their own recovery.
Since December of 2013 PFC, in collaboration with the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), has been holding annual Vigils to honor individuals that died on the streets in Washington DC each year. Each Year vigils have become progressively larger and comprehensive.
People living in, working in, and visiting European and Asian capitals take it for granted that, when they need to go, t they will find a clean, safe, available public restroom nearby. This, unfortunately, is not the case in Washington, DC, our nation’s Capital.
In 2013, in accordance with our mission to end people’s housing instability in Washington DC through advocacy, outreach and peer mentoring, PFFC launched its Right to Housing Campaign. The goal was to develop strategies and policies that would increase access to affordable and sustainable housing for DC residents.
PFFC is an active member of a working group headed by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) that has as its objective adding “homelessness” as a protected class under the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977.