Poverty and homelessness bring many challenges which threaten a person’s access to basic human necessities like food, shelter and healthcare. That threat is greater as winter draws near.
To help prepare Sitkans experiencing homelessness for the cold, the Sitka Outreach and Support (SOS): Lifeline, a collaborative community group that provides support to people in poverty, is inviting concerned Sitkans to a planning meeting for Project Homeless Connect on Tuesday, October 23 from 2-3 pm at St. Peter’s See House.
SOS: Lifeline President Julia Smith joined KCAW reporter Emily Kwong on this Morning Interview to ask that concerned Sitkans bring ideas to the planning meeting that will serve the population. The group is also accepting donations at the University of Alaska Sitka campus and the Sitka United Methodist Church for the following items and more:
- Warm clothing (socks, coats, gloves, etc.)
- Shelter space
Project Homeless Connect will take place on November 2 at the Salvation Army from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will connect people experiencing poverty to services they need to prepare for the winter.
For more information on these events or donations accepted by SOS:Lifeline, contact Julia Smith at 738-6336 / firstname.lastname@example.org.