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Luke is homeless and panhandling in Anchorage, Alaska. In Alaska, he is often referred to as a “chronic inebriate”–an individual who drinks too much, too often. Last night, Luke slept at the “sleep-off,” a center […]

Luke

Luke is homeless and panhandling in Anchorage, Alaska. In Alaska, he is often referred to as a “chronic inebriate”–an individual who drinks too much, too often.

Last night, Luke slept at the “sleep-off,” a center in Alaska for chronic inebriates to safely sleep and recover from drunkenness. It’s one of the few warm places to sleep in the Alaskan winter. But Luke cautions, “You’d better have enough to drink, otherwise they won’t let you in.”

It’s a system meant to help, but obviously comes with its own problems. And Luke, like the rest of us, doesn’t have a great solution for homelessness in Alaska. He just wishes he had a roof over his head, a little money, and that he could get cleaned up and start going to church again

Storyteller takes look at Anchorage’s homeless – Local NBC story

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  • Laura

    Someone shouldn't have to be a drunkard to find shelter. Satan has really taken over this land and our leaders wouldn't have it any other way. You know, Jesus fasted for 40 days without food, Mary Magdalene fasted many days without food. A believer recently passed by 27 days without food. There will come a time very soon, when this will happen to you. This world is cold when people walk by in their suits and see a person half dead and instead of helping, go ewww. I pray to God to end this! Believe so much because it is true. Death will have no power over you.

  • LeiaRashid

    Babe, I am guessing money is starting to rule the world instead of lending a hand and public awareness… People need to start realising that they have a heart instead of acting like a dang Robot… I believe caring is sharing. I hope this website change peoples lives!

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