Homelessness

Harford Health Department to host open house for Homeless Persons Memorial Day

Harford Health Department to host open house for Homeless Persons Memorial Day

On the longest night of the year — tonight — communities around the country observe National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day in remembrance of those who have died too early as a result of their homelessness.

The Harford County Health Department will be hosting an open house today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those who have experienced homelessness in 2018.

“People experiencing homelessness are three to four times more likely to die prematurely than their sheltered counterparts,” said Michele Buranen, Harford Health Department’s Healthcare for the Homeless coordinator “This observance brings attention to the tragedy of homelessness and serves as a call to action to end...

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