Sitka Outreach and Support: Lifeline [officially known as the Easter Group] is a collaborative community of concerned individuals, organizations, agencies, and faith-based communities in Sitka, Alaska committed to working together to address and support the comprehensive needs of those experiencing poverty and/or homelessness in our community so as to bring about hope.
Anyone interested in helping to achieve our goals is invited to attend our meetings and join us in our efforts. Please check the Daily Sitka Sentinel or KCAW Calendar for meeting dates and times or email us to get on our email list. Our meetings are open to the public.
We are classified as a Public Charity and are tax exempt under IRS code 501(c)(3).
The original reason for organizing was to work towards achieving the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Learn more about these goals on our About Us page.
Definition of Homelessness
According to the reauthorized McKinney-Vento Law, a school-age child or youth is considered homeless when their living situation involves one of the following due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason:
In 2012 white boots were donated by Silver Bay Seafood. Various artists decorated the boots and then they were auctioned as a fund raiser for the organization.
In 2012 the Mt. Edgecumbe High School business club designed and sold wrist bands to raise awareness of homelessness. The proceeds were donated to our organization.
The decorated boots were on display at our public library before the auction.