Understanding Homelessness Is The Goal Of One Night Without A Home
On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 the East Texas Human Needs Network (ETHNN) is holding the annual “One Night Without a Home” event as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Participant registration is required and can be completed online at www.ethnn.org.
This free event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army of Tyler where attendees will check in and have dinner. Event participants will march to Fun Forest Park after dinner where a program, the Face of Hunger and Homelessness, will take place. Following the program, a candlelight vigil will be held to honor the lives of people who died while experiencing homelessness, lights out will be at 10:30 p.m at Fun Forest Park. We will wake at 5 a.m. on Nov. 18 for a quick breakfast and a Lessons Learned conversation and will conclude the event with a walk back to the Salvation Army at 6:30 a.m.
More than 150 people are expected to participate in this event designed to increase awareness and understanding of hunger and homelessness. Speakers will be present to share their stories of current homelessness or from a time when they experienced homelessness.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 11-19, 2017) is a national endeavor by the National Coalition for the Homeless to promote education, action, and awareness about hunger and homelessness.
East Texas Human Needs Network is comprised of more than sixty diverse organizations and individuals working together for strengthened programs, connection and improved awareness of services that meet essential human needs. We are committed to creating sustainable community solutions to poverty by collaboratively fostering human potential through trusting relationships, empowerment, and education. We believe that given equity and opportunity all people can reach their full potential.