NEST began in response to several freezing deaths on the streets of Nome. Creating a shelter was a grassroots effort to prevent exposure related death by providing a warm, safe place to sleep for anyone in need. With no operating funds, an entirely volunteer staff, and donated space in a local church, NEST opened its doors on nights when the weather was predicted to reach -10 F, or -20 F wind-chill, the temperature zone of highest risk of exposure-related death.
You will find them on West Front Street in the brown Iditarod building.
Address & Contacts101 River Street • Nome, Alaska 99762