Project Homeless Connect

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Matthew Gilchrist gathers his belongings during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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Greg Ogawa, right, receives a free haircut by Abra James of Agape Salon along with others during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Zach Gordon Youth Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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Greg Ogawa receives a free haircut by Abra James of Agape Salon during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Zach Gordon Youth Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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Heather Lee, right, and Michael George Patterson receive foot care during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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William Brown, left, Michael George Patterson, center, and Heather Lee receive foot care during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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William Brown receives foot care during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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Attendees are offered food, clothing and access to services during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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Kimberly Sumner, right, of AWARE, gives a hug to an attendee of the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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Veronica Shortcakes tries on clothing during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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The Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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Veronica Hoyle, right, of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, hands out a sleeping bag to Nick Lindoff during the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness' 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Description

Thanks to staff from Front Street Community Health Center, Heather Lee was experiencing a rare moment of luxury.

Lee, also known by her married name Heather Walden, was getting a pedicure Wednesday at the seventh annual Project Homeless Connect at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The event is meant to provide services to those who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness, and Lee has gone to it for the past four years.

“I really need the programs,” Lee, 48, said. “It helps keep me alive. I wouldn’t make it without Front Street. I wouldn’t make it without AWARE. I wouldn’t have made it without the Glory Hole.”

Those organizations were all there Wednesday, along with more than 30 other community services. 

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Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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