Imagine being in a windy, remote Alaska community, and a fisherman was struck in the head by a 600-pound crab pot. You’re tasked with keeping him alive as he is transported by boat and air to the nearest community that can provide emergency care.

Southcentral Foundation’s Vice President of Organizational Development and Innovation Michelle Tierney was honored with a 2019 YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement Award.

Donations help support many programs at Southcentral Foundation and in some cases they support the delivery of services that would otherwise not be possible.

For more than 20 years, Southcentral Foundation’s Elder Program has spread holiday cheer by hosting a food drive to help provide Elder customer-owners with food for the holidays.

Elder Program participants welcomed the 2019 fall season with a potluck. The Elder Fall Harvest Potluck, hosted by Southcentral Foundation’s Elder Program, served lunch to over 400 Elders at the end of September.

Alaska Native and American Indian people experience a higher risk for heart disease and related complications than any other racial group in the United States. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition that puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.

In September, Southcentral Foundation promoted gynecological cancer awareness and encouraged women to Know the Big 5 and Thrive. The five most common gynecological cancers include cervical, uterine or endometrial, ovarian, vulvar, and vaginal cancers.