Coming Soon: “the Door”, an emergency youth shelter.
FYA has purchased a building conveniently located in downtown Fairbanks at 138 10th Ave. It will see considerable remodeling and open as “the Door”, an emergency shelter for kids age 12-21. Social organizations in the Fairbanks area are lending strong support for the emergence of this greatly needed service to the community.
The opening date will be based on the outcome of the construction project currently underway.
Since receiving the Community Development Block Grant through the City of Fairbanks, we’ve begun the process of renovating the shelter building. The competitive bid process this grant requires means that the shelter construction will be completed, we hope, sometime this summer, with the shelter opening date sometime in the fall of 2013. We are grateful and excited to have the shelter torn down to its foundation, rebuilt and renovated, and ready to serve our youth for many years to come. This is an incredible gift, and we cannot turn it down.
For information about how to assist youth while the renovation is completed, see about our alternative winter shelter.
We are open to all interested parties or individuals who would consider offering their time, talent, donations or expertise. Please see our volunteer page.