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Fairbanks Pioneer All Alaska Weekly (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Fairbanks, AlaskaLast week for the Borough foreclosure listing / insert Juda. M 909 12/31/90 uhf Rasmuson Library periodicals University of Alaska Fairbanks a 99775 a a shelters can t handle homeless mentally ill by Jeff Small Tient it Thna j ,.-n a a Quot in. Its. The needs still exceed the. Alfh 6,1990 ranks Rescue Mission serves two Milf a a is 0ne 10 Nardo c��7hts Inu c less fortunate pssbsrsi9 66 Meas and Board ,0 he its capacity from 100 to 160 a a How Many homeless in Fairbanks enter when theye in referred to the Fairbanks res he liz11 18 cold the Cue Mission because Thev have counting the homeless is Dif shelters so a the fal Wah a Quot utter facilities to handle a Faamuli because they Lead a Tran the a Deal flu u song by in need shelter. Sent lifestyle. It is not possible homeless Back to the try i Kyj salvation army has 16 to count people on the streets the summer when it r a Quot la a men and four for arrives so do the Tro finally women. The women a portion is those in shelters like the Rescue ers who Rome to Fooht i to rare Lyril Quot a but the men�?T8 dorm is Mission or the salvation army. Fog for work ind the i sometimes run at full capacity a by to later manager says women with children who Larmy Neiter manager says women with children we i a e is a arge actuation in to the salvation army Are often see Page 20 numbers tents. The needs still exceed the resentment it capacity to the Point where the nations Between he a Gani to it is who Chiave House the Wex we Tel re a is Parham recalls Casein which offered food shelter and Salva Denardo Wornan was allegedly thrown Orl sold Row alcoholics say seriously mentally ill to nov a a a a t a Denardo group Home for that they Are not up to the task for the Sei the 1 Dunk in a bottle of Joe she observing the growing Nurnberg a person ust Metz Trisy h Way to the Rescue chronic to by sent a by ill a a a hpeft6 us�?~w3nt to tears ago we saw Middle aged piously diced a Mustbe a a might during her stay at terns rid in prob Simmonds and Parnum say yep t Mission it the woman a recalls Bill Parham i Denardo Center y Parham that she was grim a font re fair clients who Are emotionally Dit p a Quot it so Neone she also told Sion now 34 percent of the Parham that she talked to her people who use the missions Are turning to the hers Are Counselor at Denardo Center mentally disabled. We Are not Fortel a Caus of St j j who told her to take a Long walk shelter Tasss is a Sassy alas out Teke thchenta�?�6nerv&Quot ing to misunderstand a and see Page 20 missions i both Simmonds and Parham a refer patients to the Denardo Center who they say should be doing More to help these clients. A state funded facility which opened in Fairbanks in 1987, Denardo Center has increased tiessr0ufo"renti Lyilla housing finance corporation control their Vej Jhu Ane 2 donated by the state of alaskan Beharier to Adi Viat the St �tetu"1 a Sta amount of Medicine needed 1340 23rd Attas be two do to tvs 77ka a a Bedry pm a foxed apart and me ethere Sutsos a age red af&Quot"4 he use Many process can be especially Dif syst two a a manager As ficut for Rural a tents wh0 use my come to Fairbanks with Lim by a doctor in a Al to try. La Zge to Syrris is opened the plan in a a Mancial situation. Few now the f Wlliams House is allowing the tenants House to provide apartments to stay for no longer Tum for the chronically mentally Days Quot 30 Helen Peters manager said to Fairbanks for medical care. A we Are learning m to to the facility is six plex which along was foreclosed by the Alaska prov Deniya Alaska s soviet neighbor by e. Jamp s Ninov by e. James Dixon the flight across Bering Strait is magnificent. March s Brilliant sunlight reflects from the vast expanse of broken sea ice. As we Fly past St. Lawrence Island and Cross theist emotional dateline the Moun Tams of Chetoka come into View. In half the time it takes to Fly by Jet from Anchorage to Nome we left the United states and entered the soviet Union. Prov Deniya is the closest soviet City to Alaska it is a one hour and 15 minute flight from Nome. Jim Howe owner of Bering air based in Nome has received Pennisson from the soviet authorities to Fly Between Nome and prov Deniya. Approximately 90 such flights have taken place during the past year. Exiting the plane in prov Deniya americans Are greeted by a Large a Welcome Quot sign in English on the air terminal. Following an obligatory screening y customs officials we learn that our soviet Host is unable to meet us and there is no room available in the towns Only hotel. R i est utile Deniya association for to Velo ments of International contacts. This local Friendship organization was formed of fact state exchanges Between Alaska and prov Deniya. These remarkable people Volunteer to open their Homes and families to five strangers with absolutely no Advance notice. In Exchange we answer Fatany questions relating to life and Cus the United a states and share some gifts from b Alaska. Prov Deniya is a Community of approximately 5,000 civilians and 2,000 military personnel. The physical setting is somewhat reminiscent of Southeast Alaska re Large Hills drop steeply Toa protected Bay. However there Are no Trees in this Tundra landscape. A my a spec Tatis is prov Deniya looks nothing like Nome. It is a series of rectangular four and five Story Concrete apartment complexes on crude Forrr-t�l0n.lthe �ll8ide-these 8�,rve a residences for virtually the entire population of the Community. Cranes reach to the sky along the Frozen Harbor below where in warmer months cargo is unloaded from transport vessels. Per ple walk the streets at temperatures Between minus 20 to minus 30 fahrenheit. This is in Sharp contrast to most alaskan communities where people race from heated building to building in their cars taxis snowmobiles or four wheelers. Because there Are virtually no privately owned vehicles in prov Deniya an official vehicle similar to a Large land transports us from the Airport to town. The acrid odor of burning Coal fills the air and Coal wot Coats the buildings and streets. In keeping with soviet planning Power is generated by a Coal burning Central Power Plant. Heat and electricity Are carried to buildings by a network of underground it Izidors. Alaska newspaper apr 06, 1996see Page 2 prov Deniya soviet Power Central Coal fired Power plan provides elect City and heat to the residents of prov Deniya. Photo by e. James Dixon

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