Pick.Click.Give to TWC when you file for your PFD!

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“Just as domestic violence can leave a physical and emotional mark on the body and spirit, the presence of TWC in the YK Delta has left a mark on the community that shines in a positive way, like a beacon of hope for life–a healthy life free of fear and harm.”    – Monica Charles, TWC Board Secretary

Please consider making a Pick.Click.Give contribution to Tundra Women’s Coalition when you file electronically for your PFD. Your support ensures a safe place in the YK Delta for women and children fleeing violence. Additionally, your contribution automatically enters you into the BCSF-sponsored Give+Get drawing for $1000 or $500 for you AND $1000 or $500 for the YK Delta nonprofit of your choice!

If you have already filed and would like to add or increase your contribution, please visit pfd.alaska.gov or click here and click the green button labeled “Add or change your Pick.Click.Give. donation.”

Thank you for your generosity and vision for safety across the YK Delta!

#bethelgives to Tundra Women’s Coalition!


Tundra Women’s Coalition has wishes to be filled this holiday season! The #bethelgives #GivingTuesday campaign has created a Wish Book to make it easy for people, families and groups who are passionate about our mission of safety and empowerment to support us in achieving our goals. Click here to learn about our needs, our mission and our impact in Bethel and the surrounding region! We will accept items and monetary contributions at the #bethelgives Saturday market table on November 26th and throughout the holiday season!

If you’d like more information about the #bethelgives campaign or would like to know about the different ways to support the campaign, please visit bcsfoundation.org or click here to see information about the campaign.

If you have any questions about Tundra Women’s Coalition, the #bethelgives campaign or ways you can help TWC fulfill our mission, please call or email Lisa Whalen at lisa_whalen@twcpeace.org / 907-545-1855 or call TWC’s main office at 907-543-3444.

2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities





MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 12:00 pm, Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center

Peacewalk begins at the Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center at noon and ends at Tundra Women’s Coalition with a lunch potluck.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 6:30 pm, Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center

Concert at the Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center featuring musical women from around the world. If you would like to participate in a Community Choir that will be opening for this concert, practices are at the Cultural Center on OCT 2nd at 3:00 pm, OCT 7th at 6:30 pm and OCT 9th at 4:00 pm. Contact Reyne Athanas at 907-543-4538 for more information.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th, Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center

National Institute of Crime Prevention Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training at Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center. Register through AVCP. Contact the AVCP Tribal Justice Department at 907-543-7326 for more information.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center

Public meeting of Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault held at Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center. All are welcome to attend.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 10:00 am, KYUK 640 AM

Tune your radio to KYUK 640 AM to hear a discussion on healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 7:00 pm, Tundra Women’s Coalition

Meet at Tundra Women’s Coalition to remember those who have been lost and those currently affected by domestic violence.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer for Domestic Violence Awareness Month events,
please call the TWC office at 907-543-3444.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Wednesday, October 7th at 12pm
Peace Walk: Starts at Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and ends At Tundra Women’s Coalition with a lunch potluck!

Friday, October 9th  at 6:00 pm
Engaging Men and Boys Dance Gathering: Come to Gladys Jung Elementary School and support local and non-local Yuraq Dancers as they show their support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Admission is FREE

Friday, October 16th All Day
Wear Purple Day: Wear purple and help bring awareness to Domestic Violence in our community.

Saturday, October 24th at 5pm-7pm
TAAV Survey Event Taking place at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Catered by Tiffany Tony. Featuring past TAAV testimonials.

Wednesday, October 28that 7-9pm
Candlelight Vigil: To remember those who were lost and those who are being affected by domestic violence.

Friday, October 28th at 10am
Peace Talk: A discussion on domestic violence and domestic violence prevention on KYUK.

For questions or to volunteer call TWC @ (907)543-3444


TWC Accepting Applications!

Tundra Women’s Coalition provides safe, empowering services for families experiencing domestic or sexual violence. We seek to promote violence-free communities through culturally appropriate outreach programs and supportive services.

Interested in joining our team?

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Please fill out a TWC application and return to TWC office staff (applications can be picked up at TWC Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)


TWC awarded grant from the Alaska Children’s Trust


ACTlogo2012colorQuyana to the Alaska Children’s Trust for awarding the Tundra Women’s Coalition with a primary prevention grant!  TWC will use these funds to strengthen family bonds.  The Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) was established in 1988 with the goal of preventing child abuse and neglect throughout the state.  It’s mission is to  improve the status of children in Alaska by generating funds and committing resources to eliminate child abuse and neglect.

TWC will use these funds to further connect services between parents and children.  There will be more events for youth and parents in the children’s and TAAV programs, and weekly family activities for parents and children in the shelter.

Running these activities will be TWC’s Elder, Mary Beaver, Children’s Advocate Maya Morris, and Clinician Shelly Andrews.

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indexAlaskans who filed for their 2014 dividend still have till August 31 to add TWC to their donation list or increase their donation.  This year’s PFD is expected to be twice as large as last year’s — approximately $1,800!  So if you can, please support us at TWC and Pick.Click.Give!

TAAV Welcomes Youth from Seven Villages to Teens Lead Ahead 2014: Keep the Cycle Positive

The fourth annual Teens Lead Ahead (TLA) took place June 18-21 in Bethel.

Organized by Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) in Bethel, the four day youth leadership camp focused on the theme, “Keep the Cycle Positive.” Drew Michael, the mask carver whose exhibit, Aggravated Organisms, was on display earlier this spring at the Cultural Center in Bethel, mentored the youth as they carved their own masks. Marie Alfred showed the teens how to create their own story knives. Keggulluk returned for a second year to talk about the importance of having a positive mindset, persistence, perception, piiaq, and making good choices. He also led the group in a yuraq. Teens Lead Ahead celebrates Yup’ik culture and traditions, local artisanship, and the power of youth from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta to support each other in creating positive changes in this region. At fish camp, the youth did many subsistence activities including stripping bark off of trees to hang fish, catching fish, cutting fish, preparing ducks, gathering tundra for tundra tea, singing, dancing, making akutaq, and swimming.

TAAV has welcomed youth from Napaskiak, Kotlik, Kwethluk, and Kipnuk to Teens Lead Ahead in the past. This year, youth from each of those villages returned, and for the first time, teens from Atmautluak, Hooper Bay, and Scammon Bay flew in for the camp. It was wonderful to have a greater representation of youth from throughout the Delta.

TLA would not have been possible without support from chaperones and community members in each of the villages. Quyana to Ellatmun partnership and Cheryl Offt at AVCP for support, Michelle DeWitt and BCSF who let TWC borrow their fish camp, Sally Russell and KUC for letting youth stay in Sackett Hall, Yuut Elitnaurviat for loaning its mini-bus, Alex Chaney for setting the net, transporting youth, and preparing the fish camp,
Kuskokwim Wilderness Adventures for providing transportation, Mary Beaver for donating some ducks, Sam Chanar for his help at the dorms, Christina Polachi, Shannon Cogan, and James Wayne for their help in setting up, Nicotine Control, Elizabeth Roll, Tiffany Tony, Debbie Fairbanks, Swansons, AC, and Public Health for providing food.