Southcentral Foundation’s Native Men’s Wellness Program is dedicated to improving the health of Alaska Native and American Indian men through events and training that address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of their lives.
CF RAISE interns held a car wash to raise money for the Employee and Community Assistance Fund. ECAF is an SCF program that provides immediate and temporary financial assistance for necessities of life to people who have encountered financial hardship for reasons beyond their control.
For the past 25 years, SCF has provided home visiting services for pregnant women and their families. Originally aiming to improve the post-neonatal infant mortality rate of Alaska Native infants, the program has evolved to focus on improving pregnancy outcomes, children’s health outcomes, family wellness, and children’s readiness for school.
Southcentral Foundation employees enjoy helping others, as showcased during the Elder Program’s annual Day of Caring event. Each year, many SCF employees spend their workday assisting Elder customer-owners in taking care of household tasks.
Beautiful laminate floors, an arctic entry, and additional space are the most obvious changes stemming from the renovation of Southcentral Foundation’s Elder Program.
Former RAISE interns Jazmin and Toni Taylor are Tlingit, Athabaskan, and Ta’an Kwach’an — First Nations people of the Yukon Territory.
Outgoing, bubbly, and energetic is a good way to describe Melissa Bunch; known to her friends and peers as Mel, she also is a cancer survivor. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer — from the moment of diagnosis, through the remainder of life.
Supporting the health and wellness of Elders is important to Southcentral Foundation. To ensure there are many opportunities available to Elders, each clinic does their part in providing services that focus on Elder fitness and wellness. One example is the Elder activities offered in Wasilla and Sutton that focus on fitness and overall health.
At Southcentral Foundation, learning circles are integrated into the Nuka System of Care to provide support and opportunities for people to connect and build relationships through wellness activities.
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.