Thursday, October 8, 2015

CHALLENGE #33 - 2015

Bethel, Alaska


All shelters offer valuable programs for the residents of the shelter and also provide programs for their communities.  One valuable such program at Tundra Women's Coalition is TAAV - Teens Acting Against Violence. 

An important part of the programs at TWC is TAAV.  This program is for teens living in Bethel for ages 12-18.  The group focus is on peer education and outreach.  TAAV members speak out to engage peers about issues such as domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, types of abuse, suicide, substance abuse, etc. through discussion, activities and the experiences and wisdom of other members.  They share their knowledge, with peers and communities throughout the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.  They travel to village classrooms, perform skits at conferences and events, record PSAs for radio, etc.  Many participants of TAAV feel that the program helps them make sense of their experiences and provides support for living a sober, nonviolent life. 

Many of the members of TAAV now work for the Tundra Women's Coalition and one has become a member of the Board of Directors of the shelter. 

Let's send to Alaska:

Update at 2:15 - I'm adding 5 women sizes in LARGE size.  ----  DONE

40 Women     ---- DONE
3 Teen Boys   ----  DONE
8 Preteen Girls   --DONE
8 Preteen Boys     --  DONE
9 Youth Girls     ---   DONE
9 Youth boys    ---  DONE
9 Toddler Girls     ---- DONE
9 Toddler Boys      ----DONE
4 Girls Booties     --  DONE
4 Boy Booties      DONE

100 Washcloths    ----DONE

Mailing Deadline:  November 2, 2015

Send to:  Kim Twitchell
P.O. Box 2029
Bethel, AK 99559

Please DO NOT include the name of the shelter in the mailing address.  Thank You.

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