After dozens of open nights and almost 200 people helped, the City and Borough of Juneau’s cold weather shelter is closing for the season.
The facility, located inside the former public safety building on Whittier Street, opens on nights where the temperature dips below 32 degrees and is open to those who need a place to sleep. The shelter will officially close for the season Monday.
CBJ partnered with AWARE, Glory Hall and St. Vincent de Paul to provide staff. The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority provided grant funding for operating support.
This was the second winter that the city offered the shelter. Plans will come together in the next few months to provide a similar service next winter, according to the CBJ release.