This time of the year we do lots of shopping for the upcoming holidays and trying to get everything ready, if you order online please help benefit our charity and shop at AmazonSmile.
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After today this long election season will be behind us, and our elected representatives will return to Washington D.C. for a lame duck session of Congress.
We need your help today. In order to push our elected leaders to fully fund the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA), we need to show them that we are watching. Thank you so much for signing our letter urging more aggressive action on CARA. Will you do one more thing for us? Can you post our letter online and forward this email to five family and friends today?
Advocacy means taking action. A movement grows only by speaking out. Our movement has grown tremendously in the past year, but it is imperative that we hold our elected leaders accountable for the level of attention they put toward addiction and recovery issues. Please forward this email to five friends today, and post this link online:
It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween! The moon is full and shining bright and we shall see what can’t be seen on any other night. Skeletons, ghosts, and ghouls with grinning goblins fighting duels. Werewolves rising from their tombs and witches on their magic brooms. In masks and gowns we will haunt the street and knock on doors for trick or treat tonight we are the king and queen for oh tonight its Halloween!
Stop by the clinic October 31st for some Halloween fun!
The meeting was held on August 31st, 2016 at 6pm AKDT. There were no participants that showed up to voice their concerns. We also gave out an email for people to send their comments and concerns to and we have received no messages concerning BFC’s plan to build in a floodplain. We did internally identify two potential impacts to building in the floodplain. These impacts are property loss and erosion. To combat these impacts we are taking the following actions. The building’s foundation will be built high enough to where the bottom of the finished floor will be above the 500-year flood level. The City of Bethel requires us to get a National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate at the end of the project. To avoid erosion of the site we are leaving as much vegetation as we can along Main St and 4th Ave. The bare soil will be covered with grass and natural vegetation. The parking lot will be gravel because asphalt does not last long up here on the tundra/permafrost. The ditches and culverts will allow for the run-off to keep its normal pathway to the drainage basin. There will be silt fences installed on the edge of the property to ensure that the least amount of erosion takes place.
If there are any comments or concerns please feel free to contact us at 907-543-3773 and ask for Kyle or stop by the Bethel Family Clinic and talk to us in person.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since January 1, 2016 there have been 477 domestic violence gun related fatalities. Together we can take a stand against domestic violence by going to http://ncadv.org/takeastand. By taking a stand we intend to remind the nation that there are still countless people–victims and survivors, their children and families, their friends and family, their communities–impacted by domestic violence. We, all of us, should not stop until society has zero tolerance for domestic violence and until all victims and survivors can be heard.
What is domestic violence? –
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
Domestic Violence in Alaska-
More than 3 out of every 4 American Indian and Alaska Native women are physically assaulted during their lifetimes.
Alaska has the highest homicide rate for female victims killed by a male perpetrator in the nation.
59% of adult women in Alaska experience intimate partner or sexual violence in their lifetimes.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.
Who can help-
If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic violence and needs emergency help please call 911. For non emergency help here are a few provided numbers:
Bethel- The Tundra Women’s Coalition (TWC) Bethel (907) 543-3456
Anchorage- Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis, Inc. (AWAIC) Anchorage (907) 272-0100
Nome- Bering Sea Women’s Group (BSWG) Nome (907) 443-5444
On October 13 – October 14 from 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M at the Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center AVCP will be hosting a domestic violence/ sexual assault training. To register for the National Institute of Crime Prevention Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training at Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center, contact the AVCP Tribal Justice Department at 907-543-7326.
We would like to Thank Jennessy Andrew and family for allowing us to share her story. Quyana Caqneq!