Homelessness

Homeless shelter day room closes for week

Glory Hall scales back amid budget questions.

 

Juneau’s homeless population dips slightly

One “tremendously successful” program helped.

 

Work on Housing First second phase set to begin

The project will double the number of beds.

 

Winter warming shelter closes for season

The city plans to do it again next winter.

A man with camping gear walks by City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Leaders of organizations addressing homelessness have expressed concerns about how state budget cuts will affect their funding for the homeless. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A man with camping gear walks by City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Leaders of organizations addressing homelessness have expressed concerns about how state budget cuts will affect their funding for the homeless. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The former Public Safety Building on Whittier Street serves as an overnight shelter in the winter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The former Public Safety Building on Whittier Street serves as an overnight shelter in the winter. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter

The shelter aims to feed more than 150 families for the holiday.

St. Vincent’s de Paul is looking to provide more services now that their thrift store has moved to a new location. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

St. Vincent looking to expand services

St. Vincent De Paul of Juneau lost its leader this summer, but the charitable organization continues to move forward in his absence.

St. Vincent’s de Paul is looking to provide more services now that their thrift store has moved to a new location. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The finished Housing First Project on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City prepared to commit money to Housing First expansion

Applause is rare at CBJ Assembly meetings, but many in attendance broke into a standing ovation during Monday’s meeting.

The finished Housing First Project on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Glory Hole homeless shelter is pictured in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Glory Hole shelter changes name

JUNEAU EMPIRE After years of awkward calls and explanations, Juneau’s homeless shelter is changing its name. The Glory Hole homeless shelter will soon be called… Continue reading

The Glory Hole homeless shelter is pictured in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Housing First Project in September 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City might commit money to Housing First expansion

Housing First might be expanding sooner than planned, and the city might again help foot the bill. City and Borough of Juneau Assembly members asked… Continue reading

The Housing First Project in September 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Aug. 9, 2012 photo, Dan Austin, general manager of St Vincent de Paul, stands on property across from Smith Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Dan Austin, ‘Mother Teresa for Southeast Alaska,’ dies of cancer

The man who led Juneau’s branch of St. Vincent de Paul, caring for hundreds of homeless and destitute Juneauites for more than 20 years, has… Continue reading

In this Aug. 9, 2012 photo, Dan Austin, general manager of St Vincent de Paul, stands on property across from Smith Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Trevor Kellar, a community navigator for St. Vincent de Paul, offers Sheila Robinson a cup of coffee on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘A picture of hope’: Social service program offers helping hand to homeless

Michael Good has spent most of his adult life homeless. Just one week ago that all changed and he said he has his faith in… Continue reading

Trevor Kellar, a community navigator for St. Vincent de Paul, offers Sheila Robinson a cup of coffee on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The finished Housing First Project. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Man dies at Housing First

Cause of death unknown, but not seen as suspicious, police say.

The finished Housing First Project. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Man dies at Housing First

A man died at Housing First on Monday afternoon, according to the Juneau Police Department. Frank White, Jr., 56, was found deceased in his room… Continue reading