Partner:The UMC, Alaska United Methodist Annual Conference
Describe the need affecting the community.
The Downtown Ministries through the First City Homeless Services - Day Shelter directly impacts those who face homelessness in our community. There is a rising number of individuals and families in need of shelter and food. We offer both.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
The Day Shelter is the only place in our community that offers day shelter for people who otherwise would be on the streets. It is the only place offering showers, clothing and hygiene care for those without facilities.
Describe the primary goal of the project.
We offer the homeless access to a safe non-judgmental shelter and referrals to local resources. Offering people shelter reduces death, illness, and interactions with the police.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.
Fewer people dying from exposure, fewer people loitering, fewer people hungry and more people feeling safe in our community.
Budget and Financial Information
Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support
State of Alaska DHHS grant
fundraising and donations
showers, clothing, food, personal care products
supplies, advertisment, equipment, fund raising
rent, utilities, insurance
salary for 2 employees, taxes