Health center faces staffing challenges, but Lovishchuk said it is stressful doing "social service type work, especially combined with medical stuff...for more than five years," Lovishchuk said of the social service field. Lovishchuk also serves as executive director...
Moving the needle: United Way's Annual Giving Campaign

...Alaska - as well as the programs of its 33 partner agencies. These partners range from hospice care in Haines and social services in Sitka, to youth initiatives in Ketchikan, senior centers in Juneau and family programs in Petersburg. There's...
My Turn: Suicide - an uncomfortable subject

...Rotary Clubs, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition. JSPC...students conducted by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 15 percent had considered suicide in the past year...
My Turn: Rural Governance Commission calls for a new state, tribal relationship

...paternity orders. Besides helping support tribal children, the program helps parents with employment, training and social services.Difficulties in working with the state led to a legal dispute. The state refused to accept and recognize the THCC...
Officials: Flu season arrived early's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.Officials with the state Department of Health and Social Services through Thursday had identified 405 November flu cases confirmed by a doctor's visit and a lab test, the Alaska...
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

...Consortium director and Medicaid expert Valerie Nurr'araaluk Davidson as commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services.In his inaugural address, Walker said he would "begin the wheels in motion today to begin expanding Medicaid...
Glory Hole shut down

...long-term temporary shelter for patrons, offering meals, storage of patrons' personal belongings, mail delivery and social services referrals.Mattice would like to see every business have a continuity of operations plan."How are you going to...
Public invited to attend suicide prevention training

...library.Charity MacKinnon of the Glacier Valley Rotary Club wrote on the group's website that Department of Health & Social Services employee James Gallanos will be offering what's called Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper QPR training. QPR stands for...
My Turn: Road economics make sense

...cannot be diverted for other purposes. How many times must it be said: Building roads does not steal money from social services or teacher salaries. If we don't use these funds, they will revert to the federal government for use by other states...
Food bank 101

...people are giving but the demand is still there."SEAFB got its start in the late 1980s to early '90s when several social service agencies were competing to approach stores for food items to give to people in need. Instead of continuing to compete...


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