ACEH Weekly Digest: 12/1/2021
Provider Assistance Needed for Emergency Family Cold Weather Shelter
ACEH is looking for a provider to assist with light case management, transportation, and meals for families accessing Emergency Cold Weather Shelter in hotels. There is funding available for these services. Please contact Taylor Donovan for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinated Entry & Shelter
Sullivan Arena Warming Tent Update
The warming tent outside of Sullivan is being staffed and operated by 99+1. Any donations for individuals utilizing the warming tent may be delivered to Sullivan at this time.
Outreach & Resources
On Tuesday, December 7th, ACEH will host a Single Adults Case Conferencing meeting where providers can discuss resources and potential avenues of assistance for clients with unique barriers, as well as discuss best outreach practices for any clients that have received a recent referral.
Local Housing & Homelessness Highlights
Inspiring stories from the Anchorage community, news and information about housing and homelessness, and tangible ways you can get involved and help people in need. View ACEH Members
Alaska Food Coalition
Child Nutrition Chat
Anchorage Houseless Resources Advocacy Council (HRAC)
HRAC First Thursday Meeting at Loussac & on Zoom
Thursday, December 2nd at the Loussac Public Library or via Zoom to those who can not attend in person.
Zoom link [Meeting ID: 835 0480 9307 / Passcode 996287]
HRAC Voting Members and Allies meet on the First Thursday of each month to catch up on what’s going on with everyone, to formulate positions for HRAC advocacy on behalf of Anchorage houseless folk and to brainstorm ways to be helpful
Teatime with Elders
Do you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine? Join Teatime with Elders this Thursday, Dec. 2 for a special presentation from a Southcentral Foundation clinical director to discuss current vaccine information and recommendations. For more information, contact SCF Health Education at (907) 729-2689.
To join, visit bit.ly/elderwellness OR go to Zoom.us, select “Join a Meeting” and enter the meeting ID and password.
Meeting ID: 937 5949 4088
Pier Kids Screening & Community Discussion
On December 4th, join Alaska Public Media, VOA Alaska, and other local nonprofits for a special screening of Pier Kids. The film shines a light on an underground community where homeless queer Black youth navigate the streets to find safety and stability and utilize public space to build chosen family.
A discussion will be facilitated during and after this digital screening in partnership with local nonprofits serving Alaska’s LGBTQ+ homeless youth community, and focusing on hearing from the youth themselves about their experience.
National Housing & Homelessness Highlights
Homelessness demands attention, urgency, and action — but too often, the full picture of who is being affected can’t be seen.
Communities in the Built for Zero movement are working to change how they see and respond to the issue.
They are committed to knowing everyone experiencing homelessness by name, so no one is left behind in the efforts to drive homelessness to zero.
“Homelessness is solvable,” said Mary Scott, who works for the Bakersfield Homeless Center in California. “We just need to fix and repair our system, and we are working towards that.”
Scott, whose community ended chronic homelessness as part of Built for Zero, is featured in a behind-the-scenes video.
“Until we actually make it a personal problem and we look at these people as our neighbors, these are things that are going to be seen as unseen emergencies,” Scott said.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers – November 30, 2021
The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, HUD and its partners are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned.
Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) honors the memory of visionary and philanthropist, Ed Rasmuson – ACEH Weekly Digest – Local and National News and Updates on Housing and Homelessness
ACEH is excited to share the new short video series “Answering questions on homelessness, with the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH)” – ACEH Weekly Digest – Local and National News and Updates on Housing and Homelessness
The Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (AKCH2) and the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) commend the Governor for his leadership reflected in the FY 2023 budget proposal and the People’s First Initiative.