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    WHEEL/WOMEN IN BLACK OUTDOOR/VIOLENT LIST-OF-THE-DEAD 2018

    2018 year-to-date King County deaths outside, or by violence  (We’re grateful to the King County Medical Examiners and Health Care for the Homeless for assistance.) CAUSE OF DEATH: WHO: WHEN: WHERE: NATURAL CAUSES Stanley Krebs, 64 1/2/18 Sammamish NATURAL CAUSES Scott Allerhand, 55 1/2/18 alley/Jackson St MULTIPLE BLUNT FORCE INJURIES Bradford Oling, 63 1/3/18 Shelton/HMC SUICIDE Karim Suleman, 60 1/4/18 Bellevue SHOT TO DEATH Joshua Werner, 27 1/7/18 Edmonds/HMC HEROIN OD Nathan Lavere, 41 1/8/18 1010 Boyleston NATURAL CAUSES Christopher Jewell, 56 1/10/18 501—2nd Ave W MULTIPLE BLUNT FORCE INJURIES Aaron Johnson, 31 1/14/18 Shilshole HEROIN OD Kevin Browder, 28 1/15/18 400 Broad METH OD Alex Norton, 39 1/15/18 6th/S…

  • Additional Outdoor/Violent Deaths 2012-2017

    WHEEL WOMEN IN BLACK CORRECTIONS TO OUTDOOR/VIOLENT DEATH LISTS Information recovered 2018 from King County Medical Examiners/Health Care for the Homeless—we’re grateful! CAUSE OF DEATH         WHO                              WHEN        WHERE 2012 (13 corrections + 34==47) SUICIDE                          Ladonna Berry, 45          1/7/12         16838 International Blvd S #145, Seatac HIT BY CAR?                   William Smith, 69           1/31/12       23400 Block of Pacific Hwy S,…

  • Volunteers Needed

    Since 2003, the Homeless Remembrance Project – a collaborative effort of homeless women, faith community leaders, designers, artists, social service providers and other friends – has worked to create places of hope, heading, and beauty to honor and remember homeless people who’ve died in King County. Our committee designed, developed and now maintains the only permanent public memorial for homeless people anywhere in the world. http://homelessremembrance.org/. Our concept is twofold: The Tree of Life sculpture and community gathering place, in Victor Steinbrueck Park (north of Pike Place Market) Leaves of Remembrance on Seattle sidewalks bear the names of those who have died, and at the site: www.fallenleaves.org we share their…

  • Photos of Solstice Vigil December 21, 2017

    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!  

  • Solstice Candlelight Vigil December 21, 2017

    Click to View the Promotional Poster for the Solstice Candlelight Vigil Click to View the 2017 Women in Black Outdoor/Violent Homeless List-of-the-Dead Please join WHEEL/Women in Black at the Homeless Remembrance Project’s Tree of Life (Victor Steinbrueck Park, north of Pike Place Market) at sunset – 4:20 PM – on Thursday, Decembers 21st.  We will be honoring all homeless people who’ve died outside or by violence this year in King County–at least 88 already; a shattering record. After a brief ritual at the Tree of Life, we will silently walk through the Market to Westlake Park (4th/Pine) where we will stand a Silent Vigil from 5 – 6 PM.  After…

  • Leaves at Seattle Central Library August 25, 2017

    YOU’RE  INVITED to THE HOMELESS REMEMBRANCE PROJECT’s long-awaited “Leaves of Remembrance” Dedication at Seattle Central Library 1000 Fourth Avenue NOON Friday August 25th    For more than a decade, The Homeless Remembrance Project has created places of hope, healing, and beauty to honor and remember homeless people who’ve died in King County.  The Project has two parts:  A beautiful “Tree of Life” sculpture and gathering place at Victor Steinbrueck Park (north of Pike Place Market), and “Leaves of Remembrance,” with names, embedded in sidewalks—more than 240 throughout the City. PLEASE JOIN US TO WITNESS & CELEBRATE the Friday, August 25th dedication of twelve “Leaves of Remembrance” at Seattle’s Central Library,…

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    Mary’s Place/Gethsemane Leaf Dedication July 8, 2017

    YOU’RE INVITED to THE HOMELESS REMEMBRANCE PROJECT’s “Leaves of Remembrance” Dedication at Mary’s Place/Gethsemane Lutheran Church! During the 11 AM Mary’s Place Saturday Service Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at Mary’s Place 1830 Ninth Avenue (& Stewart) Story-sharing over lunch to follow! For more than a decade, The Homeless Remembrance Project–a collaborative community effort facilitated by the homeless women of WHEEL–has created places of hope, healing, and beauty to honor and remember homeless people who’ve died in King County.  The Project has two parts:  A beautiful “Tree of Life” sculpture and gathering place at Victor Steinbrueck Park (north of Pike Place Market), and “Leaves of Remembrance,” embedded in sidewalks throughout the…

  • Pictures of New Leaves in Ballard May 21, 2017

    On May 21st, we blessed and dedicated five new Leaves of Remembrance around Ballard Commons Park. We were graced by the pastoral leadership and support of Pastor Britt Olson and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and many other supporters and friends.