Wasilla is one of the fastest growing communities in Alaska. Along with that growth comes an increasing need for medical services. To help address this fact Southcentral Foundation built the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center which has been providing services to the area’s Alaska Native community since 2012.
Thousands gathered at the Egan Civic & Convention Center for SCF’s 22nd Annual Gathering. The event featured Alaska Native artists, health and wellness booths, and community philanthropic programs.
Each spring, Southcentral Foundation highlights the work of the Family Wellness Warriors Initiative, a program established by President/CEO Katherine Gottlieb in 1999. One of FWWI’s aims is to end to child abuse and child sexual assault in this generation.
Did you know about 1.5 million high school students nationwide are victims of relationship abuse? According to loveisrespect.org, one in 10 high school students have been abused by their dating partner within the last year.
A journey is seldom walked alone, and some of the most challenging accomplishments are achieved in collaboration. Southcentral Foundation will honor these accomplishments at the 22nd Annual Gathering with the new SCF Partnership Award.
This February SCF will help spread awareness on the high price of heart disease while celebrating American Heart Month. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. For people of American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent, heart disease is second only to cancer.
More than 20 Elders from five Iliamna Lake communities participated in the Iliamna Lake Place Names Workshop at the Newhalen Teen Center in May 2018.
In the 2018 SCF Needs Assessment, respondents were provided with lists of health needs and asked to rank health priorities. Within the general wellness category Elders specifically identified the priorities of supporting healthy lifestyles, building behavioral and emotional health, and fostering healthy relationships with families and communities as their top needs — SCF listened.
It was 2013 in Noorvik and tears streamed down her face. Feeling alone and facing countless struggles, she thought long and hard about what she could do next, that’s when her phone rang. “It was my longtime friend, calling to see how I was.
Southcentral Foundation would like to thank some of the funders, whose contributions allow SCF to offer new, expanded, culturally-appropriate programs that support whole-person care, and services to customer-owners. Currently, SCF receives grants from more than 50 organizations.