AtlantiCare Holds Tenth Annual Candlelight Vigil for Homeless

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ATLANTIC CITY - The AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare organization held its 10th annual candlelight vigil on Monday, December 21, in memory of those who have died homeless in 2015.
The afternoon event, held on the first day of winter — and the longest night of the year — was held in the William L. Gormley AtlantiCare Health Plex Lobby on 1401 Atlantic Ave. in Atlantic City from 3-4 p.m.
The date also marks National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, which has taken place every year since 1990 on or around December 21. The event includes the reading of the names of those who have died as well as a candlelight vigil in remembrance of them.
Several organizations joined AtlantiCare for the event, including the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, and Covenant House. Mission HealthCare staff distributed donated coats, hats, scarves, and other essential items to the homeless and others in need, courtesy of AtlantiCare staff.
AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare/Community Health Services, located at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and AtlantiCare Community Health Services in the William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex in Atlantic City, is among 20 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in New Jersey and one of only five that serve homeless.
For more information about AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare, visit their web site at http://www.atlanticare.org/index.php/mission-health-care.

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