There are many homeless services in the Big Lake, AK region, including shelters of all types, bathing facilities, and mail facilities. And, if you want to help, there are also volunteer opportunities available.
Provides showers and hygiene products for homeless men and women one day per week. They also launder the clothing you are wearing while you shower so that you will have clean clothes to wear when you are finished.
Provides a place for the homeless and hungry to rest and relax, eat, read, watch TV, make a phone call, or just to get off the street for couple of hours to relax.
The day shelter also offers basic necessities like bar of soap. a pair of foot warmers, cough syrup etc. Guests are also offered housing, mental health, Medical, financial, substance abuse, jobs, anything else a client might need.
Provides emergency overnight shelter serving adult men and women who are homeless age 18 years and older, with a capacity of 240 beds.
Services also include evening meals, showers, access to laundry facilities, a clothing room, medical clinic and women's health clinic and case management.
24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
At least 18 years of age
Able to independently provide self-care (e.g. the ability to get up and down off the mats, shower, use the restroom and dress oneself independently)
Free of highly contagious medical conditions (e.g. Tuberculosis, ringworm, chicken pox, whooping cough, measles)
Able to comply with shelter policies and procedures
Youth shelter provides three meals per day, clean clothes and a safe place to stay.
Counseling and services prioritizes reconciliation with family, but in cases where that is not possible, assists with life skills necessary to become fully independent.
As youths gain stability, they can apply for a transitional living program (ages 18-24) that assists with education, job training and basic life skills to help them transition into a fully self sufficient lifestyle.