Free lunches offer info on homelessness, mental health, more

Starting soon, monthly luncheons will seek to educate members of the public about social issues facing the community.

The National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW AK) and the Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc. (JAMHI) are putting on the events, called the “Juneau Social Work Lunch & Learn series.”

Topics will range from homelessness, to crisis management, to the science of mental health. The first event is entitled “Homeless Cultural Humility: Life on the Streets of Juneau,” and takes place Feb. 20.

The events are free and open to anyone who wants to come. They’ll take place once a month, running from noon to 1 p.m. at JAMHI’s offices at 3406 Glacier Highway, Suite A. Those looking to attend should park across the street at the Twin Lakes parking lot to save room for JAMHI clients.

The events will also be live-streamed online for those who aren’t able to make it. Organizers ask that attendees RSVP at least a few days in advance because there will be lunch. To RSVP, email Luke Barrett at Luke.Miller.Barrett@gmail.com.

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