The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness along with community partners provide outreach for our most vulnerable.


In downtown alone, over 5 families with little children are being assisted by ACEH outreach. Experiencing homelessness is stressful for anyone, but especially when those you love are depending on you. Despite the difficult circumstances they are in, these parents have been striving to provide their children with comfort and care. Outreach has been working to connect families around Anchorage with shelter and housing, but family shelters are full and have been running off a growing waitlist. While they wait we are working to make caring for little ones a little easier as they camp outside, in vehicles, or campers.

With help from the Food Bank of Alaska and other community partners, outreach has been checking in weekly with essentials such as formula, diapers, and baby food. Needs vary, for example; one family living with their two children out of a camper asked for 18-month-old clothes, and in another family, a father was given a phone and assistance getting an updated ID card. Any help they can get has been greatly appreciated and met with extreme gratitude.

If your family is experiencing homelessness, call to get on the Family Shelter Waitlist: 1 (907) 600-3206.

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