From the first moment you find out you’re going to become a parent, to the nine short months to birth, you do a lot of planning. You can have fun picking names, deciding how to decorate the nursery, planning a baby shower, and much more.
According to juneauempire.com, Alaska’s suicide rate was at its highest since 1996. Currently, Alaska has the second highest suicide rate in the United States. Per 100,000 residents, 27.1 committed suicide, which is more than double the national average.
In 2014, Lisa Wade, director and member of the Chickaloon Village Traditional Council, was invited to join a new organization whose mission is to address the concerns in the Mat-Su Borough linked to child maltreatment.
Working and attending school full-time, or even part-time, can be exhausting. To encourage success, Southcentral Foundation has the education assistance program that provides support to employees who are continuing their training and education in a field related to the continued success of SCF.
Each year, Southcentral Foundation holds a motorcycle prayer walk. On Sept. 4 SCF leadership, employees, customer-owners, and community members attended the fourth annual prayer walk on the Alaska Native Health Campus.