On December 21st, the longest night of the year, WHEEL/Women in Black held our annual Winter Solstice Vigil, reckoning with the 90 homeless people who’ve died outside or by violence so far this year.  In the midst of this grief, our hearts were warmed by the huge community turnout—thank you!  After reading the names at sunset by the Tree of Life in Victor Steinbrueck Park, we left 90 battery-operated tea-lights burning at the Tree, and proceeded with lit candles through Pike Place Market to Westlake Park, where more than 70 people stood candlelight vigil for an hour.  A flood of love like this is what will turn the tide of homelessness and death.

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  • Homeless Remembrance Project The main site of the Homeless Remembrance Project, with much more about the Tree of Life.
  • Mary's Place The only day center where homeless women can go with their children & co-sponsor of Women in Black.
  • WHEEL WHEEL (Women’s Housing, Equality & Enhancement League) is a grassroots organizing effort of homeless women.