There are countless ways to get involved!
The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) is an Anchorage non-profit working towards the vision that homelessness in Anchorage is rare, brief, and one-time. ACEH works with partner agencies in all sectors as the convener around preventing and ending homelessness. ACEH is the lead agency for the Anchorage Continuum of Care (CoC), oversees Coordinated Entry (CE) and jointly managers the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) with the statewide Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness.
The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) is currently fully staffed and not hiring. Please check back for open potions in the future.
Support the Coalition
The easiest way to get involved is to simply donate to the effort. Click the Donate button below to provide immediate financial assistance. (If using PayPal directly, enter Secretary@anchoragehomeless.org in the “send money to” category under “send”. Click “sending to a friend” under “what’s this payment for,” enter the dollar amount and continue through submittal.) You can also donate to ACEH through Pick.Click.Give.
There are many volunteer opportunities that support the goal of ending homelessness. United Way of Anchorage can connect you to the volunteer opportunities that most interest you. From community-wide events like Day of Caring or Project Homeless Connect to mentoring a youth, United Way’s Community Engagement staff offers volunteer opportunities for everyone. Learn more about volunteering and find opportunities through United Way.
Do It Yourself!
Many Anchorage community members want to know how they can better support our vulnerable neighbors. Here are some useful links to help those who are interested in supporting through small local efforts.
Project Homeless Connect
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event in January to provide housing, services, and hospitality in a convenient one-stop model directly to people experiencing homelessness in Anchorage. It is a way to bring service providers, government agencies, and the general community together to address a problem that affects everyone. The goal is to move from simply managing homelessness towards really ending it.
Service Provider or Government Agency: Connect with Project Homeless Connect organizers and ensure your agency is represented at the event. Contact Carma Reed.
Private Sector: Project Homeless Connect is a great way to get your employees involved in a community event. If you provide a service that could be of benefit to individuals who experience homelessness (i.e. haircuts, clothing, food), we want to ensure your agency is represented. In addition, we accept donations. For more information, contact Alan Budahl.
General Community: Come out and volunteer! This event requires hundreds of volunteers. Contact Heidi Hill.
Other Community Events:
- HUGSS, Before the start of the school year – Furnishes school supplies and backpacks to students
- Thanksgiving Blessing, The week before Thanksgiving – Provides Thanksgiving meals for families in need
- Anchorage GIFT, The week before Christmas – Offers groceries for a Christmas meal as well as presents for children