“One Night Without A Home” Sleep out
Speakers, Hosted By Norristown Hospitality Center
Took place on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 from 7:00pm through Friday, November 17th @ 7:00am
Montgomery County Courthouse Steps
2 East Airy Street Norristown, PA
Speakers for the Montgomery County “One Night Without A Home” Sleep Out Announced Norristown, PA – The Norristown Hospitality Center will host its annual “A Night Without A Home” Sleep Out on November 16th on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse (2 Airy Street, Norristown) to raise awareness and funds for those experiencing homelessness in our community. This event will be taking place during the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. “A Night Without A Home” is an opportunity for housed individuals to experience the realities of homelessness firsthand by spending a night outside. Participants will sleep on the sidewalk, in cardboard boxes, or in tents, learn about the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness, and raise funds to support the Norristown Hospitality Center’s programs and services. The event will include speakers, a candlelight vigil, an advocacy letter writing campaign, and the solidarity sleep out. For those who cannot attend in person, individuals can participate virtually. The Norristown Hospitality has just confirmed our lineup of speakers who will each add their own unique perspective on homelessness in Montgomery County and offer solutions to address the issue in our community. Jamila H. Winder, Montgomery County Commissioner Pastor Byron Craig, Senior Pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church Greg Scott, State Representative, 54th Legislative District Christina Jordan, Program Director of the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) Mike Hays, Co-Director of the Montgomery County 30% Project Elijah Williams, former guest of the Norristown Hospitality Center Sunanda Charles, Executive Director of the Norristown Hospitality Center This event is hosted by the Norristown Hospitality Center, a non-profit organization that provides essential services to people experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County. These services include nutritious meals, clothing essentials, showers, and access to healthcare and social services. "I love the Norristown Hospitality Center. I love the volunteers and the people who benefit from the Center's services”, said Joseph Ellwood, a supporter of the Hospitality Center. “It's an honor and a privilege to be able to support their mission in Norristown”. “Hunger and homelessness are epidemics that sadly affect too many members of our community,” said Sunanda Charles, Executive Director of The Norristown Hospitality Center. “We’re organizing the Sleep Out to help concerned citizens tackle these issues head on, rally public support, and call for solutions. We are grateful for the support of the community and look forward to celebrating our 2nd anniversary with this event. The funds raised will help us continue to provide essential services to those in need.” The Norristown Hospitality Center is seeking individuals, businesses, and community organizations to participate in “A Night Without A Home.” To register or make a donation, please visit www.hospitalitycenter.org or call 610-277-1322. The event will begin with registration at 7:00 PM. The program and speakers will begin at 8:00 PM. Individuals are encouraged to sign up as a rally participant or a sleep out participant. About the Norristown Hospitality Center The Norristown Hospitality Center is a non-profit organization that provides essential services to people experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County. The organization’s mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for people experiencing homelessness, and to help them achieve their goals of self-sufficiency and independence.