Policy and Advocacy

At Henning, Inc., we envision a community where:

  • All people are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve

  • No houseless person is abandoned or ignored

  • Service providers and community members work collaboratively and cooperatively to ensure people do not become homeless, and quickly offer assistance if they do

  • Policies and practices are based on the root causes of and the solutions to poverty and homelessness

Working toward our vision of an Anchorage without homelessness, where everyone has a place to call home:

  • We meet our prospective and current residents where they are and work with them to provide housing and other services that meet their needs and wishes

  • We work with our community, our leaders and other service providers, contributing the experiences of our organization and the people we serve, and applying those lessons to community efforts to prevent and end homelessness

How you can help our mission:

  • Learn more about the issue of homelessness in Anchorage.

  • Contact your legislator and tell them you support Henning, Inc. and ours and other programs that support the dignity and well being of people living with homelessness.

  • Get to the polls and vote! In local elections, support bills that bring shelter, homes and service to people living with homelessness.

 Helpful Links:

Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness

United Way of Anchorage

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Municipality of Anchorage

National Alliance to End Homelessness