Passing the Hat for Fairbanks Homeless

The North Star Community Foundation is 'Passing the Hat' to gain donations to support the FHHC in their mission.  The goal of the campaign is $20,000 which will enable two upcoming FHHC events (see below)  Through the generosity of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Alyeska Pipeline, and Golden Heart Rotary the challenge grant of $10,000 has been established.

Every dollar you donate to the Winter 2017 Pass-The-Hat campaign will be matched by a dollar from the challenge grant.

The Fairbanks Housing and Homeless Coalition, through its affiliation with the North Star Community Foundation, is a partnership of community members and agencies that have come together to stop homelessness within the communities of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

The Golden Heart City is renowned for the generosity. Unfortunately some of our community members have long term struggles that leave them without shelter in the harshest of environments. Fortunately, Fairbanks has developed a plan to help these folks regain their independence Your gift can implement that plan beginning as soon as now.

You can contribute a donation to this campaign by going to our online donation page and either making a contribution via credit card or arrange to send us a check, if you would prefer. The donation page is at:

https://www.nscfundalaska.org/Donate-FHHC-PTH-2017

Homeless person in Fairbanks

FHHC has two major events coming up: the Fairbanks Homeless Symposium (FHS) on December 6th and Project Homeless Connect on January 24th.

The Symposium will be held at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center with the expressed goal of implementing the Alaska Supportive Housing Plan locally to generate more Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and Rapid ReHousing (RRH) programs. Donations will support facilitated work sessions for local leaders to collaborate, coordinate resources, and implement solutions driven projects founded in evidence-based, national best practices. The symposium will focus a lack of permanent supportive housing. Our aim is to bring together local decision makers, subject matter experts, and funding sources to generate specific permanent housing projects in Fairbanks. The total cost of the event including venue, nationally recognized facilitators, and catering is approximately $23,000. This Pass The Hat campaign and your generous donations will ensure that leading experts can bring the full weight of the Fairbanks community to end homelessness.

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event to provide services and hospitality in a convenient one-stop model for over 200 citizens experiencing homelessness in Fairbanks. It is a way to bring service providers, government agencies, and the general community together for the day. Project Homeless Connect is a collaborative effort between approximately 40 service providers, government agencies, private businesses, and the general community. No one entity can do this alone. The entire community is affected by homelessness and it is only the entire community that can end homelessness.

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