Homelessness

The new Glory Hall, under construction near the airport, is proceeding smoothly towards completion on Feb. 11, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

New Glory Hall construction running on time, on target

The new shelter squeezed lots of work in ahead of much of this winter’s foul weather.

 

A JAMHI Health & Wellness Inc. sign is shown in this June 2018 photo. At the time, JAMHI celebrated the opening of its Midtown Clinic located at the House First Project. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Juneau nonprofit receives $100k grant for reentry programs

The grant is part of a larger $1.4 million grant for organizations across Alaska.

 

An unsheltered man who gave only his middle name, Wayne, sat on south Franklin Street near the Glory Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. An ad hoc committee on homelessness was started by the city to come up with short term solutions to the lack of housing for unsheltered people, a problem made worse by health precautions taken due to COVID-19. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
An unsheltered man who gave only his middle name, Wayne, sat on south Franklin Street near the Glory Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. An ad hoc committee on homelessness was started by the city to come up with short term solutions to the lack of housing for unsheltered people, a problem made worse by health precautions taken due to COVID-19. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Homeless shelter day room closes for week

Homeless shelter day room closes for week

Glory Hall scales back amid budget questions.

Homeless shelter day room closes for week
Juneau’s homeless population dips slightly

Juneau’s homeless population dips slightly

One “tremendously successful” program helped.

Juneau’s homeless population dips slightly
Work on Housing First second phase set to begin

Work on Housing First second phase set to begin

The project will double the number of beds.

Work on Housing First second phase set to begin
Back on their feet: Family of seven was homeless until this program came along
Back on their feet: Family of seven was homeless until this program came along
Dunleavy’s request could lead to money for health, homeless organizations
Dunleavy’s request could lead to money for health, homeless organizations
Winter warming shelter closes for season

Winter warming shelter closes for season

The city plans to do it again next winter.

Winter warming shelter closes for season
Lives on the line: Cuts could close down Housing First, Glory Hall homeless services
Lives on the line: Cuts could close down Housing First, Glory Hall homeless services
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)
Counting down the top stories of 2018
Counting down the top stories of 2018
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

Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter

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

Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter
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)