Definition of homelessness:
According to the reauthorized McKinney-Vento Law, a school-age child or youth is considered homeless when their living situation involves one of the following due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
A shelter (i.e. SAFV)
215 Smith St, Apt G
Boots were donated by Silver Bay Seafood in Sitka, Alaska to the Easter Group. Artists decorated them and then they were auctioned at a Sitka Local Foods Farmers Market with the proceeds going to the Easter Group.
Sitka held its first Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event January 25, 2012 at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Forty-five (45) Sitkans were counted in the Federal homeless count and served 118 times that day. Read more about PHC on our site or listen to or read a Raven Radio story about the event. The next PHC event will be held Tuesday, January 29th, 2013.
A Homeless Summit, Advance Planning for the Care of the Homeless in Sitka was held Monday, November 19th, 2012. Listen to the KCAW radio series from 2009 on "Homelessness in Sitka" by Ed Ronco. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
Please check the Daily Sitka Sentinel or KCAW Calendar for meetings. Our meetings are open to the public. If you would like to sponsor an Easter Group meeting at your facility, please contact Mim McConnell at 738-2888.