Homelessness

Zach Gordon Youth Center manager Jorden Nigro points out a quilt donated by a Monday night quilting group to Shéiyi X̱aat Hít, or Spruce Root House, Juneau’s new youth shelter, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Zach Gordon Youth Center manager Jorden Nigro points out a quilt donated by a Monday night quilting group to Shéiyi X̱aat Hít, or Spruce Root House, Juneau’s new youth shelter, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

New youth shelter spreads its branches wide

The city has been without a youth shelter for about two years.

 

The Teal Street Center, shown here in concept, is a combined social services hub located next to the new Glory Hall and expected to break ground this autumn. (Courtesy art / United Human Services)

Combined social services center receives major funding grant

The center, located next to the new Glory Hall, breaks ground this autumn.

 

Bowls like those seen here will be available for sale or auction during the Glory Hall’s Empty Bowls fundraiser beginning Friday, April 30, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Mariya Lovishchuk)

Empty Bowls goes on amid reduced fanfare

The Glory Hall also recieved a major donation of cleaning supplies.

 

The new Glory Hall, currently under construction near the airport, is due to open on July 1, 2021, as the contract for the shelter at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center ends after a year and a half of pandemic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The new Glory Hall, currently under construction near the airport, is due to open on July 1, 2021, as the contract for the shelter at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center ends after a year and a half of pandemic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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.

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

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)
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)