Areas served: Dillingham, Clarks Point, Aleknagik, New Stuyahok, Naknek, Chignik Lagoon, Ekwok, Perryville, Togiak and Russian Mission
Regional Services Established: 1986 (office in 1991)
Number Served: 26
The remoteness and culture of the Dillingham/Bristol Bay Region is what drives the services and supports offered in this region. For Native Alaskans, being able to provide for yourself and others through subsistence activities is a way of life. Hope believes this should be no different for people who experience disabilities. To honor this philosophy, this region's services are developed around a subsistence lifestyle, designed to give individuals the greatest opportunity to become reacquainted or better acquainted with traditional cultural pursuits.
Services Specific to the Region:
Hope owns and operates one assisted living home for three men in Dillingham, while providing in-home supports to the remaining 24 people in its services.
This region has a very extensive subsistence program, which teaches hunting, fishing, trapping, wood splitting, gardening and much more to people choosing Hope’s supports. In fact, the assisted living home has operated for many years on a completely subsistence lifestyle in terms of providing food for everyone living there.
Through their subsistence efforts, the folks at the assisted living home have been able to share the fruits of their labor with the local senior center, providing them with salmon, wild game and vegetables for the elders residing there.
Outside of their subsistence activities, staff in the region work with many entities in the community to create awareness about the abilities that people who experience disabilities have to offer. Hope has a close connection with the local schools and two native corporation, which they collaborate with to offer supports that will positively impact the future for people who experience disabilities and their families in the region.
Each year the Dillingham/Bristol Bay Region participates in the Virtual Walk & Roll for Hope to raise additional funds for use in their local program.
Hope Community Resources, Inc.
PO Box 715
Dillingham, AK 99957
Phone 1-800-478-2117/Fax (907) 842-5475
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