ARE YOU A PERSON AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS?
If so, call 211 for support.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNES AND IN NEED OF HOUSING?
When an individual is experiencing homelessness a Coordinated Entry team member meets with them to assess their need and triage their crisis by pairing them with the appropriate services in the community. The primary goal of the coordinated entry team is to transition a client from homelessness to housing as quickly as possible, while ensuring supports are in place to provide long-term stability and independence.
What is Alaska 2-1-1?
Alaska 2-1-1 is a one-stop resource for connecting with a wide variety of vital resources including emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational opportunities, and much more.
Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 or email Alaska211@ak.org Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm to or visit their website www.alaska211.org 24 hours a day, seven days a week when you need help finding help. It’s free and confidential.
Alaska 2-1-1 makes referrals to thousands of resources throughout Alaska. Alaska 2-1-1 is a service of the United Ways of Alaska.
Programs that provide resources including food, housing, material goods, transportation and utilities for the community at large.
Programs whose primary purpose is to help individuals and families achieve and maintain physical well-being through the study, prevention, screening, evaluation and treatment of people who have illnesses, injuries or disabilities.
Employment and Income Boosts
Programs that help to meet the economic needs of the community by helping residents prepare for, find and sustain gainful employment; providing public assistance and support for those who are eligible; ensuring that retirees, older adults, people with disabilities and other eligible individuals receive the social insurance benefits to which they are entitled; and offering temporary financial assistance for people who are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis in situations where support related to their specific circumstances is unavailable.
Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services in a variety of community and hospital- based settings to help people achieve, maintain and enhance a state of emotional well-being, personal empowerment and the skills to cope with everyday demands.
The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) began in 2004 as a grassroots collaboration between homeless service providers who recognized a need for a community strategy and response to end homelessness in Anchorage. Since its creation, ACEH has grown in partnership with the larger community, establishing 501© (3) status in 2012, becoming its own fiscal agent in July 2013, and expanding its member base to include individuals and organizations across the city. ACEH remains the only Anchorage convener of community members, businesses, and providers in Anchorage working towards the shared goal of making homelessness rare, brief and one-time.