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726 26th Ave:

The Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living

This shelter provides emergency shelter, support, and referrals to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Though the building is new, the agency is not. It has been in Fairbanks for over 20 years.

Their programs include:

Women's Advocacy & Support, Legal Advocacy, Alternative Behavior and Choices, Sexual Assault Response Team, Carmen House (Transitional Housing), Stevie's Place Family Advocate, and Community Education

They serve:

Check back to see who they serve


More information can be found at www.myspace.com/interioralaskacenter

To see photos of the new building being built, click here


This building also houses :

The Resource Center for Parents & Children

RCPC's mission is to create a culture in Fairbanks that values parenting and keeping children safe through education, respect, advocacy, and strengthening families.

RCPC hopes to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening the family structure, helping parents with parenting skills, and providing a safe place for parents to share and deal with parenting issues. 

Their programs include:

Community Education, Family Services, Stevie's Place, and WIC (Women, Infants, Children).

They serve:

Over 5,000 families are served annually through the northern region of Alaska.

Their support line (1-800-643-KIDS) is avaliable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


More information can be found at www.rcpcfairbanks.org.


To see photos of the building finished, click here




725 26th Ave

The Fairbanks Community Food Bank

The Fairbanks Food Bank operates on the same model as St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix, Arizona. Instead of working through Second Harvest and buying/selling their food, the Fairbanks food bank receives free food & gives it away free. As Sam, the Food Bank's Executive Director, says: "That's not very revenue generating!"

Their programs include:

Food Boxes, Wooden Nickels, Commodity Supplimental Food Program, Tefap program, Bone Builders, etc. All of their programs put food in the hand of an adult, a senior, or a child.

They serve:

Most of of the receipients of this food are working poor. This means that though they are working & taking care of their resources, there is not enough money coming in to pay the bills.

Examples of working poor: a single Mom raising 3 kids, a family that normally has plenty but just had a huge medical expense, the military off fighting for us with family still at home, someone in the family just laid off, etc.

The Fairbanks Community Food Bank, alone, served 33,000 different people, 1/3 of them local children, in the last 12 months.

The food given to the folks who need it comes in from the local grociers and individuals wishing to lend a hand. Two to four tons of food come in to the Food Bank on a daily basis.


To see photos of the building donated by the Wises, click here


More Information:

All of the money given too the Food Bank goes to paying the 8 staff members, purchasing equipment (like carts & other warehouse tools), and other overhead. The beautiful building, and the trucks & forklifts are all tools that have been donated by local community members or grants.

In Fairbanks, the Food Bank's motto is SHARE! Take the surplus & share it with those who don't have quite enough.

For more information, or to see how you can contribute, too, please visit www.fairbanksfoodbank.org.


To see photos of the building finished, click here



This building also houses :

American Red Cross, Fairbanks












723 27th Ave

The Fairbanks Rescue Mission

Their programs include:

The Fairbanks Rescue Mission offers not only overnight shelter, but also a Men's Recovery Program, Women's Recovery Program, Learning Center, Public Meals, Clothing Vouchers, and have a Children's Day Room.


They serve:

Homeless in Fairbanks

For more information, please visit www.fairbanksrescuemission.org



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