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.
Physical Location: 302 Division Street (South entrance at the corner of 2nd Ave & Division St)
Address & Contacts302 Division St & West 2nd Ave • Nome, Alaska 99762