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Empire Editorial: For Christmas, we'd like to give ...

...of the community stepped up in recent weeks to assist displaced patrons of the Glory Hole and programs like St. Vincent de Paul's "Adopt-a-Family" and the Alaska Peace Officers Association's "Shop with a Cop." You deserve nothing but...
No family turned away

...average number of families will receive aid from St. Vincent de Paul this year following an outpouring of donations from the...afford.The mountain of wrapped gifts at St. Vincent de Paul's main office reflected the community's generous spending...
My Turn: Celebrating Juneau's sense of community

...struggling families. I'm pleased to learn that the number of families stepping up to adopt a family for St. Vincent de Paul this Christmas increased after the story ran in the Juneau Empire. However, I understand as of this writing there are...
St. Vincent family 'adoption' program in dire need apartment above the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in the Mendenhall Valley...adopt a family to contact St. Vincent de Paul's offices at 8617 Teal Street or this year, contact St. Vincent de Paul's offices at 8617 Teal Street or...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 15, 2014

Thumbs down to need and want. In Sunday's Juneau Empire, we exposed the problems facing St. Vincent De Paul's Christmas family adoption program. We've heard previously that Juneau's food banks desperately need help, too. The end...
My Turn: Homeless again

...or addiction to alcohol and drugs, or with other health problems. Groups such as the Glory Hole, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and others have been working with the city and the state to...
Groups need 400 Thanksgiving turkeys

...weekend.For 13 years, St. Vincent de Paul has been putting together Thanksgiving...women who coordinates St. Vincent de Paul's Thanksgiving meals, said volunteers...situations, nor does St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic organization, discriminate...
My Turn: Housing is a 'who,' not a 'what'

...unions, architects, engineers, developers, bankers, general contractors and sub-contractors, retailers, volunteers, and, oh yes, the homeless themselves.? Dan Austin is general manager for St. Vincent de Paul Society of Juneau.
First-time rules for secondhand stores

...she said, it's only about six or 10 stores in town - the ones that deal in valuables.Thrift stores like St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army are exempt because of their non-profit status. Plus, items are donated to those stores, not...
First comes housing

...homelessness.""I view both conditions (chronic inebriation and mental illness) as disabilities," said St. Vincent de Paul director Dan Austin.Though St. Vincent shelters the homeless in a transitional living facility, the majority of its...


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