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:

  • A shelter
  • A hotel or motel
  • Unsheltered (vehicle, trailer, campground, boat under certain conditions)
  • Doubled-up (with friends or relatives due to lack of affordable housing)
  • Inadequate conditions (overcrowded, lack of heat, electricity, or water)
  • Unaccompanied youth, couch surfer, or a runaway

Boot Auction


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.



Media Coverage


  • KCAW radio spot by reporter Ed Ronco about our 2012 Project Homeless Connect event
  • KCAW radio spot by reporter Ed Ronco inspired by our 2009 Homeless Summit






Wrist Bands


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.


Contact Us: [907] 738-6336 / eastergroupsitka@gmail.com / 303 Kimsham St, Sitka, AK 99835 / Facebook