Thursday, November 3, 2011


Sunday November 6, 2011

3:15 pm – Procession begins at San Diego Rescue Mission
4:00 pm – Candlelight Vigil at:

San Diego County Administration Center
West Side on Harbor Drive
1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, 92101

A procession to the vigil will depart from the San Diego Rescue Mission at 3:15 pm and walk approximately a mile stopping for prayers at 3 churches and ministry sites in the procession to the County Building. Sixty-one persons in the procession will carry a pair of shoes which represent the 54 male and 7 female homeless individuals who died on the streets of San Diego County in the last year. The candlelight vigil program at the County Building begins at 4:00 pm. The interfaith event is designed to create awareness for the 10,000 men, women and children living each day homeless in San Diego that should not have to die on the streets.

This year marks our 10th Annual Candlelight Vigil, which honors the men and women who die, homeless and alone, on the streets each year.

Last year more than 200 caring community members honored the 44 men and 6 women who passed away. Several participants carried a pair of shoes with a tag attached, listing each deceased person’s name. The candlelight vigil began when the procession arrived at the San Diego County Building. Each individual’s name was read aloud.

Visit this page again soon to learn the details of this year’s event.
2010 Vigil Media Coverage
10 News – Vigil Honors Homeless Who Have Died On San Diego Streets  
NBC San Diego – The Changing Face of Homelessness

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