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Tundra Womens Coalition
P.O. Box 2029
248 6th Avenue
Bethel, AK 99559
Business Line (907) 543-3444
Fax (907) 543-3752
For two days in July, TWC shelter staff and program participants learned about the process of jarring fish from the Cooperative Extension office at KuC. Thanks to all the donations of fish TWC receives, we were able to jar three cases of salmon as well as freeze a lot of salmon for the winter. Thanks to Leah Walsh for her time spent teaching this technique at TWC!
TWC hosted Alaska Immigration Justice Center’s Language Interpreter Project for an Introduction to Interpreting training May 31-June 2. 15 bilingual attendees spent 3 days with LIC staff learning about ethics, roles, boundaries, etc. in translating and interpreting settings. This workshop was funded with Pilot DV/SA Project funds in conjunction with the Elluatmun Partnership.
TWC hosted the 10th Annual Yukegtaaraat Celebration on April 30th, 2011. Honorees were Neva Rivers of Hooper Bay, Esther Green of Bethel and Peter Atchak of Bethel. More than 150 people attended this celebration, which honors people who have made contributions as helpers, leaders or supporters for their families, communities or the entire Y-K region. Thanks to all the businesses and organizations who were sponsors of this event, and to the dozens of people who contributed to the silent auction. We love celebrating these wonderful people who play important and vital roles in our communities throughout the Y-K region.
Your donations are a HUGE part of providing continued service to your fellow Alaskans. Please donate today. Every dollar counts.
It is the Holiday Season and here at the Tundra Women’s Coalition, we are thankful to be starting the second year in our new building.
Since opening we have been at or near capacity every day. There is much to do and so many people to serve.
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October 29, 2009
Tundra Women’s Coalition is a shelter and outreach organization serving victims of family and sexual violence in Bethel and the villages of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in southwest Alaska. As many of you know, this region has some of the highest rates of interpersonal violence in the country. Many families come to our doors desperately needing a safe place for shelter, food and support when they are forced to flee abuse.
Bethel residents, you have watched our new building rise from the empty, cleared lots in May to a nearly finished building in October. Out-of-town supporters, we would like you to know that after years of planning and work, this facility was built quickly over a few summer and fall months and is a beautiful addition to our community. This building is designed to house programs and staff who respond to and prevent violence. We chose to allocate our capital budget for building more square feet so we can maximize the number of people we can help. Now we are asking for community support in our efforts to furnish the building’s interior.
Will you help us create a safe, comfortable living space for families forced to flee violence? The cost for fully furnishing our new building will be $100,000. Your gift will make a difference. Many of you know that Bethel is a remote, isolated community where the costs of goods are extremely high. Please also know that we will spend your cash donation on the critical items we need. Below are examples of the costs of specific items:
* Light bulbs $25
* Playroom toys $75
* Area rugs $165
* Beds $525
* Outdoor play area equipment $755
* Residential couches $1225
* Dining room table and chairs $8,125
Your gift of any amount is greatly appreciated; no amount is too small or too large to reach our goal of earning $25,000 in cash support from individuals and businesses. Thank you for your help!
Elizabeth Roll, MD
Tundra Women’s Coalition Board President