The effort to end homelessness

Bean's Cafe at Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage.
Bean’s Cafe at Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage. (Staff photo)

Having a safe home is fundamental for emotional and physical wellbeing. The annual point in time homelessness count for Alaska has for years revealed that about 2000 people across the state, do not have their own home. This includes families with children, teenagers, veterans and others. Is it possible to get to zero? Ending homelessness in Alaska is our discussion, on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Jasmine Khan, Executive Director, Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Lisa Aquino, Executive Director, Catholic Social Services & Board Chair of Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.