Emergency Warming Shelter opens Friday

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Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The City and Borough of Juneau opened a seasonal emergency warming shelter, on Friday, Oct.20 at 1325 Eastaugh Way (off of Thane Road). The shelter will be operated by St. Vincent de Paul Juneau.

Funding for the emergency warming shelter was adopted by the Assembly in the FY24 budget.

An ordinance proposing a land use exemption to allow the emergency warming shelter to continue to operate at 1325 Eastaugh Way will be introduced at the Assembly meeting on Monday, Oct. 23.

The shelter will be open daily from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Shuttle transport between Mendenhall Valley/downtown Juneau and the shelter will be available periodically throughout the evening.

The outbound shuttle will depart from Glory Hall at approximately 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night, stopping at Foodland IGA and the Downtown Transit Center on the way to the shelter.

The shuttle will make additional trips to Foodland and the DTC at approximately 11 p.m., 12 a.m., and 1 a.m.

The inbound shuttle will take passengers into town shortly after the shelter closes at 7 a.m.

For transportation needs outside these scheduled hours, please contact (907) 419-7660 during warming shelter working hours.

St. Vincent de Paul welcomes donations of blankets for the shelter at 8617 Teal Street during daytime office hours (M-F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)  or at 1325 Eastaugh Way during warming shelter working hours.