• August 27th Leaf Dedications, Belltown

    3 PM NEXT WEDNESDAY, August 27th we’ll dedicate three new Leaves (for Lori Dillon, Jennie Wilcox and Anna “Soso” White) at Angeline’s Day Center (2025 Third Avenue), and then will move to a 3:30 PM dedication of two new Leaves (for Lynda Van Sant and Joyce Van Hollebeke) at Noel House/Bakhita Gardens (2nd and Bell).  There’ll be a reception and fellowship afterwards on the Bell Street Boulevard!

  • August 22nd Leaf Dedications, Pioneer Square

    The Homeless Remembrance Project invites you to join us starting at 2 PM THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 22nd at the Compass Housing Alliance (65 S. Washington) as we dedicate two new Leaves (for Abel Gonzales and Brandon Jeffrey Mickelson) there, and then move to a 2:30 PM dedication of three new Leaves (for Gerald “TC Willie” Aust, Patrick Joseph, and Arthur Lassiter) at DESC (517 Third).  There’ll be a light reception afterwards at the Morrison. 

  • August 8, 2014 Leaf Dedication at Seattle Mennonite Church

    ALL ARE INVITED TO WITNESS AND CELEBRATE the August 8th dedication of 5 new “Leaves of Remembrance” in front of the Seattle Mennonite Church (at 3120 NE 125th).   These will join 21 Leaves already laid there. With these new Lake City Leaves, we’re remembering these beloved community members: Roger Allen Fitzpatrick, Jim Hall, Ivy Helm, Raymond LaCasse, and Dale Ellingsen. The event starts with a 3:30 PM Ceremony,  then there’ll be a chance to share stories, memories, and light refreshments at a Reception.  Please join us!

  • July 25, 2014 Leaf Dedication at Dutch Shisler Sobering Center

    ALL ARE INVITED TO WITNESS AND CELEBRATE the July 25th dedication of 19 “Leaves of Remembrance” in front of the Dutch Shisler Sobering Center (at 1930 Boren Avenue).   These will be the first Leaves laid there! We’re remembering these beloved community members: William “Bill” Burns, William “Bill” Bailey, Terri Bigelow, Suzanne Sims, AnatoliyRotaru, Andrew Appel, Brian Raymond, Wayne Peters, Timothy Smith, Pattaya “Tony” Poochaiyamont, Michele Martz, Darwin “Cowboy” Engleking, Lloyd Grant, Aileen “Sonny” Grant, Arthur “Poncho” Kodwat, Russell Ratliff, Ronald Hamm, Charles T. Moon, and Arthur “Bear” DeLeon. The event starts with a 9 AM Ceremony, then there’ll be a chance to share stories, memories, and light refreshments at a…

  • Standing in the Light—Summer Solstice 2014

    “Lift Up Your Eyes!” – Beloved Community & Maya Angelou’s Words Came Together – as Dozens Stand in the Light to Celebrate the Tree of Life & Summer Solstice! It was a warm and inviting day on June 21, perfect for celebrating the longest day of the year and beginning of summer. About 60 people gathered at Victor Steinbrueck Park to participate in the inspirational ceremony of Standing in the Light powerfully presided by Betsy Greenman of the Homeless Remembrance Project and Reverend Linda Smith of SKY Urban Empowerment & Transformational Center. Words of welcome were spoken and all were told about the purpose of our gathering. Partners who host…

  • Dedication of 25 Leaves of Remembrance in Ballard

    It was a lovely bright fall afternoon Sunday, October 13, when almost 100 people gathered at the southwest corner of Ballard Commons Park to dedicate 25 new Leaves of Remembrance.  Some were from the faith community, social services, and various professions.  Many were homeless, there to honor friends loved and lost on the streets.  One woman walked to Ballard from downtown Seattle, for the chance to see her friends publicly recognized with a bronze Leaf. Several people laid sprigs of rosemary on each friend’s Leaf.  At the end of the day, every Leaf had a sprig of rosemary beside it. One man laid a lit cigarette by his friend’s Leaf. …

  • Fallen Leaves will be placed in Ballard October 13, 2013

    Please join us at 3 pm on Sunday, October 13th, at the dedication of 25 Leaves of Remembrance around Ballard Commons Park. A reception will follow, at nearby Nyur Urness House. (see map} We are remembering these beloved community members: Byron Barnes, Bradley Fernandez, Michael “Mikey” Hall, Don Farquharson, Kenneth  Gilfeather, Philip Keene, Dora Dundas, Charles Tompkins, Ken Trygg, Thomas Mumby, Anna Moore, Mark Jacobsen, Daniel Nelson, Matthew Korpinen, Stanley Sorenson,  Paul Walling, Bobbie Joe Boling, Michael Gerrans, Pete Reed, Douglas McCormick, Carl Edwin Day, Carlos Holguin, Alexander Pichahchy, Dale Scenally, Marlowe Sparks sWe will tories, memories, and light refreshments at the Reception. View Larger Map

  • September 11, 2013: Vigil & Dedication at Seattle Justice Center

    On Wednesday September 11, 2013, Women in Black will stand vigil at Seattle Justice Center (5th & James) from noon to 1 pm, for nine people whose deaths we just learned about; nine homeless people who died outside or by violence, in the last four weeks.  The vigil will be dedicated to Dan Campbell, a beloved Nickelodeon who died recently in his Small, Simple, Sturdy Sleeping Structure at Nickelsville, amongst his friends and family. At 1:15 pm, the Homeless Remembrance Project will dedicate four new Leaves of Remembrance at the Seattle Justice Center site.

  • Leaf-Laying at Seattle Mennonite Church August 16, 2013

    More than 60 people turned up for the Dedication of seven new Leaves of Remembrance on Friday, August 16, 2013.  (Fourteen Leaves at this same location were laid last year, so there are 21 Leaves of Remembrance altogether at the site, Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th.)

  • Leaf Dedications at Real Change and DESC, August 30, 2013

    On Friday, August 30th, we laid five Leaves in Pioneer Square in front of the Real Change Office and in front of DESC. The Leaves honor Reginald “Reggie” Thompson, Geraldine “Geri” Jones, Crystal Miranda, James “Jimmy” Mayo, & Kathy McNeilly.

  • Community Leaf-Laying Ceremony in Lake City 3:30 PM Friday, August 16th!

    Dear Friends of the Homeless Remembrance Project: In collaboration with the Seattle Mennonite Church and the Lake City Task Force on Homelessness, we  will gather to lay seven more Leaves of Remembrance to honor people who have died in our community and experienced homelessness. Please join us at 3:30 PM Friday, August 16th on the sidewalk in front of Seattle Mennonite for a short ceremony. After a brief ritual, we will gather to share fellowship and food.  Refreshments will be provided by Hunger Intervention Program, LDS Women’s Auxiliary and the Seattle Mennonite Church. We will be remembering the lives of: Kim Reister-Toburen  1959-2012 John Carsten Plate, Jr.  1948-2012 Arleta May Burbach …