...families are turned away as community donations fall short."It's pretty dire," Mariya Lovishchuk, executive director of the Glory Hole, said. "I keep trying to tell myself that this happens every year and donations will come in at the last...
Within the already delicate homeless population exists a subgroup of people classified as vulnerable. Their greatest vulnerability - a premature death.
Once a year, an empty bowl contains something filling. This year, the Empty Bowls fundraiser celebrates its 25th anniversary.
A 27-year-old man was convicted of burglary, criminal trespass and assault Tuesday for violently breaking into the homes of two city employees and scaring them.
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.
When Front Street Community Health Center raised the necessary funds to continue serving its patients after parting with former parent agency SEARHC in April, it seemed the downtown clinic could accomplish anything.
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.
...of 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...
...inform 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...
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.
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