Contact the FM Coalition if you have an idea or would like to help in planning events.
Homeless Memorial Day, December 21, 2017
The longest night of the year, Winter Solstice, is also the time we commemorate the members of our community who have died while homeless or for whom long-term homelessness was the main cause of their death. Long-term homelessness takes 25 or more years off the person's life expectancy. This is not surprising if you really consider the impact of sleeping rough, never sleeping well, along with the impacts of poor nutrition, the high likelihood of assault and brain injury, and all the other factors that are part of being without a home.
PCC was the FM Coalition's most long-standing program, occurring twice annually since 2007. It's purpose is to connect people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to services across the spectrum of housing, health, jobs, education, and personal care. Because we have successfully made changes in responding to homelessness, PCC is no longer serving the people defined in our mission. The Coalition is looking at ways to incorporate the best aspects of that event into the fabric of homeless services.
Homeless and Hungry Awareness Week, November 12-18, 2017
Our great team from MSU/NDSU Social Work make a fantastic Open Mic Night happen at the Red Raven coffee house.
Read about National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
All three of these events are observed nationally, as well as locally.