“We lay out the tarp to give us something dry to lay on and then we lay our bedding out on top of that and then the excess tarp we put over ourselves,” said Clyde Didrickson.
“We put in a lot of time, effort, money, blood, sweat, tears into this project and it’s very disappointing, very disappointing,” said St. Vincent de Paul’s Dan Austin.
Haven House can continue operating in a Mendenhall Valley residential area after the Juneau Assembly denied a neighborhood association’s appeal. But the homeowners plan to take their fight against the transitional home for former female inmates to court.
Haven House, Juneau’s first transitional home for women recently paroled or released from prison, is welcoming its first residents.