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On Juneau's streets, homeless need more than a hug

...average of 9 1/2 years, Ciambor said. They tend to bounce between service providers - from the Glory Hole, to Polaris House (dedicated to recovery from mental illness), to Rainforest Recovery, to the street, and back to the Glory Hole...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-16/juneaus-streets-homeless-need-more-hug
Local
Untangling Southeast Alaska's fisheries

...event has raised more than $21,500 for local groups including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Discovery Southeast and Polaris House.In a 2012 Empire interview about Mudrooms' success, Compton said she thought it touched a need for connection...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-19/untangling-southeast-alaskas-fisheries
Art
Fresh start for Front Street Clinic

...housing at St. Vincent de Paul and keeps busy providing care to children also staying there. She also helps out at the Polaris House."I'm able to give back," LeCount said. "I'll do anything I can to help anybody, because I had been in that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-23/fresh-start-front-street-clinic
Local
How to help for the holidays

...books, comb/hairbrush, and so on. Love INC adds toothbrushes, toothpaste and a blanket. Love INC is also helping Polaris House gather items for adults and children. Needed are warm winter accessories such as hats, scarves, socks, and mittens...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-08/how-help-holidays
Neighbors
Rotary Club of Juneau presents Vocational Service Awards

...to help people develop job skills. They employ people from Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, MAST, Reach, Polaris House and the transitional program at the high school to help those with disadvantages or disabilities learn job skills that...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-11-18/rotary-club-juneau-presents-vocatio
Neighbors
My Turn: Why Project Homeless Connect matters

...reaches back to its name. Project Homeless Connect is about coming together as community members. Each day from the Polaris House to the Alaska Housing Development Corporation to Front Street Clinic, people work to improve lives across varying income...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-01-26/my-turn-why-project-homeless-connect-
Opinion
Inside Passages: A new monthly forum on mental health and wellness

...community. NAMI Juneau extends thanks to Juneau Youth Services, Juneau Alliance for Mental Health (JAMHI), SAIL and Polaris House for co-sponsoring, and to The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority for making this series possible.For more information...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-04-14/inside-passages-new-monthly-forum-m
Neighbors
Juneau Recovery Month events

...Services, NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Polaris House, Rainforest Recovery Center, REACH, Inc., and SEARHC.For more information about the events, call the Advocacy...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-06/juneau-recovery-month-events
Local
Mudrooms to begin second season Wednesday

...each of the Mudrooms events.Proceeds from the first season of Mudrooms were evenly split between the Glory Hole and Polaris House. More than $4,000 was raised.This season, 100 percent of the profits will go to the Imagination Library (www...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-10-04/mudrooms-begin-second-season-wednesday
Art
Help for the holidays

...children removed from their homes, by a social service agency, because of neglect or abuse. Love INC is also helping Polaris House gather items for adults and children. Needed are warm winter accessories such as hats, scarves, socks, and mittens...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-12-09/help-holidays
Neighbors

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