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Alaska 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, and multilingual health and human services information and referral system operated by United Way of Anchorage on behalf of all United Ways in Alaska. Click here for more information.
Food Banks/Pantries and Prepared Meals
United Way in partnership with the Food Bank of Southeast Alaska and the surrounding food pantries in Juneau to provide access to nutritious daily food and to distribute surplus food better. There are several locatations to receive food and prepared meals throughtout Juneau. For a full list and locations click here.
These services are offered by Love INC solely and in partnerships with other ministries
Cleaning Supplies Ministry: Hosted by Northern Light United Church. Cleaning supplies are delivered to clients by volunteers.
Personal Care Supplies Ministry: Hosted by Chapel by the Lake. Personal hygiene products are packed and delivered to clients by volunteers.
Covered with Care Linen Ministry: Hosted by Chapel by the Lake. New and/or used blankets, sheets, towels and new pillows are delivered to clients by volunteers.
Furniture Ministry: Multi-church effort. Lightly used furniture donations are collected and housed at Love INC’s warehouse. Furniture is delivered to clients every other Saturday and furniture donations are picked up as well by one of the Furniture Ministry teams.
Kitchen Supplies Ministry: Hosted by Aldersgate United Methodist. Kitchen essentials are collected. Custom kitchen supply boxes are packaged to meet clients' needs and delivered by volunteers.
Comforts of Home: New blanket donations for babies to teens. Hosted by Love INC warehouse.
Clothing Ministry: Hosted by United Pentecostal Church. The King's Closet is operated in co-operation with a partner church. King’s Closet is open to the public and clothing is sold at an extremely modest cost. Love INC clients in need of clothing are referred to King’s Closet to shop for clothing at no cost.
Baby Care Ministry: Hosted by Shepherd of the Valley. Donated new and used baby care items (i.e., diapers/wipes and/or children’s clothing NB to 2T) are delivered to clients by volunteers.
Baby Furniture Ministry: Hosted by Love INC warehouse. Lightly used baby furniture & equipment are delivered to clients by volunteers.
School Supply Ministry: Hosted by Church of the Nazarene. Backpacks and school supplies are collected and distributed by a ministry volunteer. Children are outfitted with grade specific school supplies at back to school time and throughout the year.
Transition Backpacks: Hosted by Love INC. New or gently used backpacks are filled with: a Bible, unisex socks, hat, gloves, bus tokens, bus schedule, Juneau Resource Sheet, food/coffee vouchers, and personal care items. Clients are suggested by the LCCC Chaplain.
For more information on Love INC, visit their website at http://www.loveincjuneau.org/
St. Vincent de Paul
For 15 years the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Juneau has focused on local homeless issues. In that time, we have built 15 Transitional Housing apartments for homeless families with children, eleven apartments for single homeless disabled, 29 apartments for low-income households and 24 apartments for low-income seniors (Smith Hall, shown here). More than 100 households are housed or kept from eviction by the Society each year.
The St. Vincent de Paul Childcare Center is entering its second decade. This state licensed, full-time child development center has a mission to realize the full potential of every child we contact, regardless of income, race, place of origin, or physical/mental ability. We serve low-income children, children in state foster care, children living in our shelter, disabled special needs children and any child whose parents want to expose them to the beautiful diversity of our community. Older children attend Head Start classes at the Juneau Pioneer Home.
Direct assistance to the needy is provided throughout the year in various ways. Sometimes it is help with rent or mortgage payments. Sometimes it is help with the electric bill or heating oil. All too often it is finding money for essential health care needs.
At Thanksgiving and Christmas, Society volunteers assemble and distribute holiday food baskets to needy households and seniors. The Christmas “Adopt-A-Family” program links donors with children whose families face a bleak holiday season. In 2008, 167 children received gifts from caring families, businesses and individuals.
The Southeast Alaska Financial Opportunity Association is a credit union for low-income households. Applicants may be approved for small micro-loans to cover short term financial emergencies like car repairs, move-in expenses or medical bills. Loan payments are based on the monthly budget of the household. If all payments are made on time, the interest (less than 5%) is refunded to the applicant.