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Letter to the Editor: Setting the record straight on being homeless

...straight here.First of all, I and most of the shelter people don't drink or do drugs. Only a small fraction are chronic inebriates or drug addicts. Some are disenfranchised criminals, most are not. Many are over 55 with chronic illnesses...

...they were inspired to make a donation toward the Housing First project, a permanent housing complex for homeless chronic inebriates. They had watched a film at the Gold Town Theater and their mom talked to them about Housing First as a potential...
Housing First project moving forward Dilemma 2011http...downtown-dilemma-community-working-together-help-chronic-inebriate-population
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Cultivating a year-round vibrant downtown

...vacant image are buildings with cracking paint and swaths of cigarette butts that litter corners. Then there are the chronic inebriates, many of them homeless, who have nowhere to go and no reason to leave the downtown streets.Downtown Juneau has...
Fairbanks assigns officer to downtown foot patrol after safety complaints

...River that draws tourists but also is a hangout for chronic inebriates, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.A...part of a city law enforcement strategy related to chronic inebriates, Eberhart said. Local and state governments increased...
First comes housing

...Dollar Murray" is a term that comes from a Malcolm Gladwell essay about homelessness. The essay featured a lovable chronic inebriate named Murray, who did well under supervision, but fell back into unhealthy habits without it, eventually dying...
Program targets chronic inebriates of Fairbanks

...Fairbanks has its way. The Chronic Inebriate Program Task Group is touting...treatment plans for about 45 chronic inebriates considered to be the most frequently...coordinating their efforts with the chronic inebriates task group. Case managers...
Anchorage focuses on problem of city inebriates

...solution to its growing problem of chronic inebriates. Sound off on the important...inebriates. About 200 to 250 chronic inebriates are living in Anchorage,, because the list of chronic inebriates whom the city picks up most...
Candidates for Assembly weigh in on heavy topics

...brought to the table to find a viable solution for Juneau. He estimates the city is looking at 25-30 people who are chronic inebriates. Smith said it's a complex problem and the city should look at how Alaska Mental Health Trust's project in Anchorage...
Downtown dilemma: Impacts of chronic drinkers a fact of life for downtown merchants

...sometimes even dying. Until the economic downturn, chronic inebriates were the main clients. Executive Director Mariya...stepping stone to get back on their feet, but the chronic inebriate folks have been here for many, many, many years...


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