Winter is cold in Juneau. More so if you live in a tent. And that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with the holiday? Not so much if you have no family and no home.
Such is the situation for many of Juneau’s homeless population.
As of the most recent Point In Time count, done on Jan. 24, there are 562 Juneau residents who are homeless. This number includes 200 students in Juneau’s school district.
Vicki Shenefield has lived in Juneau for most of the last 10 years. She has been homeless the entire time.
“It’s hard,” Shenefield said. “It is very hard on people.”