Homeless Facility in Fairbanks Opens its Doors

The first seven people have moved in to a new Fairbanks facility for the homeless that targets chronic inebriates.

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The first seven people have moved in to a new Fairbanks facility for the homeless that targets chronic inebriates.

The facility in a former Best Western hotel is based on the
"Housing First" model and is similar to Anchorage's Karluk Manor.

Unlike many shelters, the complex doesn't require that its
residents stop drinking.

Facility director Shirley Lee says organizers believe residents
can better address their problems if they're in stable environment.

The Tanana Chiefs Conference pursued the project after seven
homeless people froze to death in one winter.

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caringperson said on Thursday, May 31 at 10:55 AM

Of the seven homeless that died last winter. How many of them were threw out on the streets by the Fairbanks Rescue Mission? When I lived there in 09 they sent 2 people out in a week because they drank and they froze to death.

Chukchigospel said on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:07 AM

I have been waiting to read about this good news. Wonderful ministry and a willingness to help others in need. Thank you Rev. Shirley

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