At Full Capacity
Since March we have been serving more than 300 homeless clients per night at the MOA Emergency Shelter. Recently we have been at full capacity with waiting lists.
We count it great news that we have been able to serve and feed so many people. This weekend we helped place over 25 people into temporary housing to free up more space in the shelter. Now those people are one step closer to stability and permanent housing.
‘I don’t believe we can finger wag into a solution about homelessness. We can partner with those that we serve in order to find more elegant solutions. I hope that our community would just be open-minded about the possibilities to solve and tackle this challenge rather than to see it as a blemish.’ Cathleen McLaughlin, Shelter Operations Director,
But winter is coming and we are preparing for cold weather. We are at max capacity of the Sullivan so we are focusing on quality of care – warm feet, full bellies, and housing opportunities.
42,000 Meals a Month
Bean’s Cafe served 42,881 in August to the homeless in Anchorage.
It’s not an easy thing to source, prepare, deliver and serve that much food. It’s through your amazing donations that we are able to serve those that need it the most.
Want to see how they do it? Check out the story of serving those that need it the most.
Community Resources Hub
There are great stories being written every day! This page shares some of the video stories created.
This section highlights the Community Resource Hub. The ‘Hub’ is a one-stop-shop for people experiencing homelessness to receive assistance; with a focus on connecting clients to existing resources and helping them to self-resolve when possible. Bean’s Cafe rapid intake form connects clients quickly to the right resources so they do not have to muddle through dozens of applications and talk with numerous providers to see if they might be able to be helped.
Every day Bean’s Cafe feeds Anchorage’s homeless population and provides access to great services throughout our city. Here are a few stories.