Chanlyut is a two-year residential work-training and educational program offering a new beginning for men facing the very serious challenges of addiction, homelessness, and/or reentering society after incarceration.

Chanlyut is the Dena’ina Athabascan word for “new beginnings” (pronounced “shawn-loot”).

A Commitment to Change

Chanlyut provides a community environment in which residents develop the skills they need to make meaningful changes in their lives, without professional staff or counselors. More

Eligibility & Applying

Learn the next steps for joining the Chanlyut program. More

Community Impact

Hard data shows how Chanlyut is working. See impact

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Meet Bill Tsurnos

Chanlyut's Director provides perspective on Chanlyut, through his own life and the Delancey Street model.

"Chanlyut gives men the time they need to learn to be comfortable doing good, comfortable with getting up each day and going to work, comfortable with being trusted."
- Bill Tsurnos