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UPDATED 3/10/2021: The City & Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center has lowered the overall community risk to Level 1. The Zach Gordon Youth Center is open it’s usual hours. Cloth face coverings are required and can be provided if needed. A quick health screening will be administered at arrival. Warm meals will be available and youth may take home extra meals if they would like. Zach Gordon staff look forward to seeing you! For questions, please call ZGYC at 586-2635 or email

Youth Shelter

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The Zach Gordon Youth Center and the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority have partnered to open Shéiyi X̱aat Hít, a shelter that will serve runaway or homeless youth and young adults in Juneau. The shelter will provide support to youth through temporary shelter and rapid rehousing services. Shéiyi X̱aat Hít  is set to open this spring.

About the shelter

The name Shéiyi Xaat Hít, which means Spruce Root House, was gifted to the project by X’unei Lance Twitchell. He also gifted this beautiful video to share more about the values behind the name, as well as how to pronounce it correctly.