TRUST GRANTS $125,000 TO FAIRBANKS INITIATIVES ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (the Trust) recently awarded two grants totaling $125,000, to two Fairbanks nonprofit agencies working on initiatives pertaining to homelessness. Housing is a critical component in the continuum of care for beneficiaries of the Trust. In addition to these recent grants, for the past three years the Trust has funded a Housing and Homeless Coordinator …

TRUST, WORKS WITH DHSS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO IMPROVE ALASKA’S PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and other partners have been evaluating the existing crisis system of care, and working to identify models which can demonstrate improved outcomes for those in mental health crisis. Not unique to Alaska, we rely heavily upon public safety officials/first responders and hospital emergency rooms as a primary …

TRUST GRANTS NEARLY $1M TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (December 19, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded more than $969,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020. These grants to community partners fund beneficiary supporting programs and initiatives that align with the Trust’s mission and values. These grants are a part of the trustee …

Trust Grants More Than $315,000 to Partners across the State

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has awarded over $315,000 in grants to various organizations in communities across the state. On average, the Trust grants approximately $20 million annually to nonprofits, state and local agencies, and Tribal partners for programs and initiatives that promote long-term system change and/or innovative projects that improve …

The Trust is looking for qualified applicants to join its board of trustees

The Alaska Mental Health 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, intellectual/developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, or traumatic brain injury. Duties of the board of trustees include: Enhance …

TRUST ANNUAL LAND SALE UNDERWAY

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (September 19, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office’s 2019 Fall Land Sale Auction is underway, with final bids due November 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. This year’s land sale auction includes 63 parcels in locations across Southcentral, Southeast, and Interior Alaska that will be sold to the highest bidder. Revenue generated from land sales will …

Alaska’s Behavioral Health Crisis Continuum: Key Findings and Next Steps

The Trust convened a stakeholder meeting on August 6th in partnership with Southcentral Foundation, Providence, Department of Health and Social Services and the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Association (ASHNA) to review key findings and recommendations from two recent studies of Alaska’s acute behavioral health system: one that addressed the civil side focused on hospital emergency departments, and the other …