The West Hollywood Memorial Walk
Since its incorporation, the City of West Hollywood has been at the forefront of efforts to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The City of West Hollywood was one of the first government entities to provide social services grants to local AIDS and HIV organizations and, throughout its history, the City has directed millions of dollars to fund HIV/AIDS direct services, education, and public awareness efforts.
The West Hollywood Memorial Walk was created in 1993 to honor people who were lost to the AIDS epidemic. Developed through a partnership with the City of West Hollywood and the Alliance for Housing and Healing, bronze memorial plaques with the names of those who passed away are embedded in the sidewalks of Santa Monica Boulevard from Crescent Heights Boulevard to Robertson Boulevard.
The Memorial Walk is both a tribute to those we have lost and a promise to continue our commitment to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. There are more than 150 plaques, with more added each year. Every West Hollywood Memorial Walk plaque donation is used to provide funding for the pivotal services Alliance for Housing and Healing provides to people living with HIV/AIDS, including financial and housing assistance.
The Alliance for Housing and Healing administers the Memorial Walk program and maintains a website that contains an application process and an inventory of existing markers. For more information, please visit www.alliancehh.org/memorialwalk.