TRUSTEES DESIGNATE GRANT FUNDS TO HOUSING AND HOMELESS SHELTER PROJECTS IN JUNEAU, BETHEL, AND ANCHORAGE

November 19, 2020 – During their regular board meeting on November 18, 2o20, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees directed $600,000 in funds for projects supporting housing and homeless shelter services to Trust beneficiaries.   The Trust is a strong supporter of efforts to prevent and end homelessness, knowing that homeless shelter services help protect and support …

ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEE

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) welcomes new trustee, Annette Gwalthney-Jones, who was recently appointed by Governor Dunleavy. Annette Gwalthney-Jones brings more than 20 years of managerial experience in human resources and social services to the board of trustees. Her career background includes program work and leadership within many Trust beneficiary-serving organizations in the Anchorage area, including the Arc …

TRUST DIRECTS $300,000 TO INCREASE ADDICTION TREATMENT CAPACITY IN ANCHORAGE

(October 28, 2020) – During an October 2020 board meeting, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees unanimously directed $300,000 to help support an expansion at Akeela House, a residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment program in Anchorage.  Trust funds will support a physical expansion of the facility, resulting in an increase from 20 to 36 SUD treatment …

TRUST DIRECTS $150,000 FOR JUNEAU’S SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER

(October 28, 2020) – During an October 2020 board meeting, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees unanimously directed $150,000 to United Human Services of SE Alaska for the final design phase and site preparation for the Southeast Community Services Center (SCSC). SCSC is a planned, 12,500 sq. foot multi-tenant nonprofit center in Juneau that will be a …

SEEKING TRUSTEE APPLICANTS: Do you want to help improve the outcomes for Alaskans who are beneficiaries of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority?

The Trust is looking for qualified applicants to join its board of trustees. The Trust provides leadership in the advocacy, planning, implementing, and catalytic funding of services to improve Alaska’s mental health system, and seeks to improve the lives of its beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include Alaskans who experience mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and related …

TRUST INVESTS $1.4M IN PROJECTS SUPPORTING BENEFICIARIES ACROSS ALASKA

(October 14, 2020) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awarded $1,465,297.50 in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the first quarter of the fiscal year. On average, the Trust grants $25 million a year to Alaskan organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries including nonprofits, service providers, Tribal entities, and state and local government agencies. Trust grants support long-term systems change and/or …

TRUST LAND OFFICE 2020 LAND SALE NOW UNDERWAY

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office’s 2020 Fall Land Sale Auction is underway, with final bids due November 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. This year’s land sale auction includes 47 parcels in locations across Southcentral, Southeast, and Interior Alaska that will be sold to the highest bidder. Revenue generated from land sales will help fund programs and services that …

Trust Releases FASD Diagnostic Team Data Analysis, Policy & Prevention Recommendations for Alaska

The Trust has released a report summarizing years of Alaska data pertaining to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), and outlining prevention recommendations. The Trust contracted with the McDowell Group for this report, and intends for findings and recommendations to help inform FASD related planning, programming, policy and decision making. The report may be found on our website at:   https://alaskamentalhealthtrust.org/fasd-diagnostic-data-analysis-policy-prevention-recommendations-7-29-20/