February 26, 2021 – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has granted $150,000 to SeaView Community Services in Seward to support an expansion of their Recovery Housing Program, which supports individuals who are in addiction treatment.

With funding from the Trust and other partners, SeaView Community Services plans to expand the bed capacity of their Recovery Housing Program from 10 to 20 beds. This expansion project will provide Trust Beneficiaries experiencing addiction and Co-Occurring Mental Illnesses with safe, healthy, substance-free living, and critical treatment services.

“One of the biggest barriers to accessing addiction treatment is limited bed availability; in some cases, Alaskans are on a waitlist for months,” said Mike Abbott, CEO of the Trust. “We are grateful to our community partners, like SeaView, who are working to increase treatment capacity so our system can better respond as soon as an individual is ready to move towards recovery.”

“We are very grateful to the Trust for their support and partnership in addressing this critical need on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula and across Alaska,” said Christine Sheehan, Chief Executive Officer of SeaView Community Services. “Expanding SeaView’s bed capacity will open additional opportunities for individuals to access safe housing and treatment, leading to long-term recovery and improved lives for individuals and their families.”

Access to quality addiction treatment is a priority for the Trust, which has also recently funded efforts to increase treatment capacity at facilities in Anchorage, Homer, and in the Mat-Su.

Contact: Allison Biastock, Chief Communications Officer, 907.334.2531,