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'Dire' need as giving season commences

...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...
Falling in between the cracks

Within the already delicate homeless population exists a subgroup of people classified as vulnerable. Their greatest vulnerability - a premature death.
Empty but fulfilling

Once a year, an empty bowl contains something filling. This year, the Empty Bowls fundraiser celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Man's 'terrorizing' break-in ends with a guilty verdict

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.
Health center faces staffing challenges

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.
Urban Decay

...until I was hanging off the side of the building." Problems overflow Glory Hole capacityMariya Lovischuk, executive director of the Glory Hole, said she was happy to be invited to watch the documentary."I've been thinking a lot, because I walk...
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.
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

...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...
Local Briefs

...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...


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