women's shelter Archives - Alaska Watchman
 

HomeTagwomen's shelter Archives - Alaska Watchman

https://cdn2.alaskawatchman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/13083135/Hope-center-pic1-1280x720.jpg

A retired airline pilot, Sherrie Laurie, didn’t see this trip coming. She started volunteering at Anchorage’s Downtown Hope Center and then became director three years ago. Initially she just hoped to demystify the homeless and overcome her general discomfort with the population. Quickly, however, she felt compelled to help meet the growing needs of Anchorage’s most vulnerable women and men. MEETING ‘HEART NEEDS’ “This began with a Baptist pastor and his wife in 1978, simply...

https://cdn2.alaskawatchman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/11094940/Smoking-weed-1280x720.jpg

The Anchorage Assembly held a special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, where it approved a business license for  a new marijuana shop to open just 55 feet from a faith-based outreach that operates as a church and homeless shelter. Hope Center serves some of the most vulnerable citizens in Anchorage, offering shelter, food, education and spiritual guidance to hundreds of people living on the streets. The group also houses a church in its building located...

https://cdn2.alaskawatchman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20105542/Gender-confused-pic-1280x720.jpg

Two young men, who identify as transgender, dressed as women and spoke at the Nov. 19 Anchorage Assembly meeting in support of a resolution to designate Nov. 20 as a “Transgender Day of Remembrance.” They were the only people to speak on the resolution which was unanimously approved by Assembly members to “honor transgender people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence.” The resolution states that “transgender people are disproportionately affected...

https://cdn2.alaskawatchman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/18010450/Transgender-pic-1280x720.jpg

The Anchorage Assembly is set to proclaim Nov. 20 as a “Transgender Day of Remembrance” at its Nov. 19 meeting. A resolution to this effect is scheduled for a vote to “honor transgender people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence.” The resolution aims to support “a forum for the transgender community and allies to raise awareness of the threat of violence faced by transgender people, and the prejudice and discrimination...

https://cdn2.alaskawatchman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/31162227/Alaska-Voters-1280x720.jpg

A newly-released “Values Voter Guide” by the Alaska Family Council lets Mat-Su residents know where candidates running for Borough Assembly and Borough School Board stand on abortion, religious liberty and LGBTQ issues. Voters will cast ballots on Nov. 5 in locations around the Mat-Su Valley to select three school board members and two borough assembly members. “There are clear differences in the candidates regarding student privacy, parental rights, religious liberty, abortion funding and other critical...

https://cdn2.alaskawatchman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/30131549/Homeless-women-1280x720.jpg

Anchorage officials cannot force a faith-based women’s shelter in Anchorage to admit biological males in its overnight facility. This comes after Anchorage officials dropped a complaint against the Downtown Hope Center over the shelter’s refusal to allow a man who identified as a woman into its facility. According to a Sept. 30 order from U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason, the city may not apply its non-discrimination code against the shelter. Additionally, the city must...

https://cdn2.alaskawatchman.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/13224815/Homeless-shelter.jpg

A federal court ruling has temporarily blocked Anchorage officials from forcing a faith-based women’s homeless shelter into admitting biological males. The controversy stems from an incident in January 2018. According to court documents from attorneys defending the shelter, Anchorage police officers dropped “Jessie Doe,” a biological male who identifies as a woman, off at Downtown Hope Center in Anchorage. The person reportedly “smelled strongly of alcohol, acted agitated and aggressive, and had an open wound...

News that matters to us all

The Alaska Watchman aims to raise awareness of key issues affecting Alaskans. Coming from a broadly Judeo-Christian
perspective, we are committed to the highest standards of journalism and ethical reporting.
Our reports look to inform and equip Alaskans to effectively engage the culture for the common good. Please keep your comments respectful.

Supporter

News Tips

Alaska Watchman 2020 © All Rights Reserved