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Urban Decay

Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series about efforts to improve the condition of downtown Juneau. Part two will appear in the July 23 issues of the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly.
Community doctors, organizations donate to keep Front Street Clinic open

When Glory Hole volunteer Roger Kley picked up his blood pressure medication from the Front Street Clinic Monday morning, he was grateful his sole health care provider will live to see at least another six months.
My Turn: New Year's wishes from the Glory Hole

...that hunger and food insecurity are not the norm for almost 10 percent of our citizens. I hope for thoughtfulness, compassion, gratitude, and grace.Happy New Year, Juneau!? Mariya Lovishchuk is the executive director of the Glory Hole.
Empty Bowls and Stone Soup

Empty Bowls, a fundraiser Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Centennial Hall for Juneau's Glory Hole shelter, shares many similarities with the story "Stone Soup.
Merger refreshes Juneau's housing problem

...vacancy rate keeps things competitive.Egan says not much has changed since 1990. Egan, who was the Executive Director of the Glory Hole when Housing First was in its preliminary stages, said, "Essentially we saw a growing problem with numerous...
Feds and state collaborate to end homelessness in 10 years

Philip Mangano, appointed by President George W. Bush to address homelessness across the nation, set what many consider an ambitious goal: End chronic homelessness in 10 years.
Blaze damages homeless haven

...pieces of material, melted garbage bags. It looked like your average garbage dump." Joan Decker, executive director of the Glory Hole, a downtown homeless shelter and dining hall, said many homeless choose to sleep in abandoned buildings. She...
Local Briefs

...the community of various street issues and to form action groups to address them, said Joan Decker, executive director of the Glory Hole, a soup kitchen and shelter. "We want to discuss concerns about problems the homeless are causing. We have...
Mental health center closes

Since the Juneau Alliance for Mental Health closed its drop-in center on Front Street in late September, Willy Boy Denny, a 35-year-old man with severe depression, has spent many hours of his day staring at rain from his apartment at Salmon Creek.
From Kansas to Juneau - volunteer to director

...ever do is be totally honest with yourself," Young said. In March 2002, Young, 46, replaced Joan Decker as director of the Glory Hole, run by a board of church representatives. Personal misfortune brought him to Alaska from Clay Center, Kan...


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