We are gathering at the Peanut Farm Reserve to reflect on, honor and celebrate the lives of those who have died from homelessness. It’s time for the annual Homeless Memorial Service at Peanut Farm Reserve, in Chaucer St, St Kilda. The memorial starts at 4:30pm.

This is a non-political, annual event giving everyone a chance for reflection. It’s a safe space where people can honour and celebrate the lives of those who have died as a result of homelessness. The memorial aims to promote social awareness and commemorate our community’s commitment to social inclusion.

The Homeless Memorial is put together and supported by a various community businesses, members, musicians, elders, agencies and volunteers around the City of Port Philip and the surrounding area. The event relies on volunteers and all funding is sourced through local organisations.

Starting at 4.30 Wednesday June 21, the memorial will open with a traditional ‘Welcome to Country’ and smoking ceremony followed by a brief non-denominational service of remembrance. Those attending can then light a candle, share memories and reflect on those they knew who have died whilst homeless or because of homelessness. Local musicians – some of whom themselves have experienced homelessness – will perform during the event.

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