"Building community to end childhood homelessness in Juneau."
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Family Promise National and Clayton have awarded us with a matching grant through February 2023. This grant matches donations designated specifically for homeless prevention in our community. When you click on the above link and donate, your contribution will count for double the amount you put in there and go toward helping families in our community that are at risk of becoming homeless.
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FPJ doesn't work without amazing volunteers like you. Please take a few minutes to fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM and do our ONLINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING.
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Our mission is to help families who are in need and demonstrate the ability to benefit from assistance provided by Family Promise. The mission is carried out by a network of congregations and other community resources working together to meet the immediate, basic needs of displaced families and assist them to build patterns that will bring long-term stability.
Our values are woven through the fabric of partnering with the faith community and providing services through personal and professional care to families, which undergirds all that we believe and share through Family Promise of Juneau. Specifically, we:
Esteem families as the core building blocks of our society.
Honor volunteerism as the foundation of our program.
Strive for the unity of family and community.
Show genuine love in all that we do.
Respect all persons and faith groups.
Believe in acting on potential for change and growth.
The vision of Family Promise of Juneau is to provide hospitality for entire families in a holistic and home-like environment as families become self- sufficient. This vision includes guiding and nurturing a network of area congregations and civic groups as the steadfast and inspired source of assistance to families experiencing homelessness in our community.
Since Day 1 - April 30, 2017 :
Households Served: 103 Households
Families in Transition: 40 Families
Prevention Services: 63 Households
Utilizing Shelter Services, 80% of Families in Transition graduated to long-term permanent housing.
95% of households in Prevention Services remained housed.
Children Served: 162
People Served: 299
Adults Served: 137
Hospitality Nights Provide: 9,276
Meals Served: 27,828
Average Length of Stay: 68 Days
Active Volunteers: 483
Active hosting supports: 16
****(statistics updated bi-weekly)
Homelessness In Juneau
Lack of affordable housing is the main cause of homelessness in our Community.
Many of our homeless guest families have been camping and/or sleeping in their vehicles (with their kids!) prior to entering shelter.
Currently, 35 children in the Juneau School District are enrolled in the Students and Families in Transition Program. This is only the recorded children, not everyone reports their current situation. During the 2019/2020 school year, 85 children were enrolled, and in the 2018/2019 school year, there were 126 children enrolled.
According to a 2019 Juneau Point in Time Count there are:
35 Un-sheltered Homeless People
72 Homeless People in an Emergency Shelter
103 Homeless People in Transitional Housing