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RurAL CAP Partners with Visit Healthcare

Vulnerable individuals and families receive accessible COVID-19 tests and vaccines through a partnership between Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), and Visit Healthcare. As the number of COVID-19 cases among those experiencing homelessness in Anchorage rose last summer, our Supportive Housing Director Rob Marx searched for resources to keep our tenants and community safe. He was soon put …

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ATJRC Website Launch

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) is thrilled to announce the launch of the Alaska Tribal Justice Resource Center (ATJRC) website.   We created the new ATJRC website in order to promote tribal self-governance, inter-community collaboration, and Alaskan sustainability. The website provides resources focused on a variety of emerging justice trends: tribal public safety and law enforcement, tribal courts and restorative justice, and …

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2021 YEAH Summit

For the past three years, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (Rural CAP) has hosted a Youth Encouraging Alaskan’s Health (YEAH) Summit. The conference, led by youth volunteers, teaches teenagers how to cultivate leadership, creativity, and self-esteem while addressing tobacco and vaping addiction.  This year’s summit involves four Zoom episodes on April 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 3 p.m. AKST. Each session will be an hour and will feature Shaun Derik (motivational speaker, entertainer, and producer of “The Hard …

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WARM Home Program

RurAL CAP and the Municipality of Anchorage have partnered to provide the Weatherization, Accessibility, Repair and Modifications (WARM) Home Program. This program supplies renovations and repairs to homes in the Municipality of Anchorage (specifically Anchorage, Girdwood, Chugiak, and Eagle River) with an emphasis on health, safety, and indoor air quality. WARM Home Program staff evaluate each home and assess what …

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Karluk Manor Celebrates Its 9-Year Anniversary

In December of 2011, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) opened Karluk Manor, Anchorage’s inaugural Housing First facility. Since then, Karluk Manor has provided 46-units of permanent, supportive housing to vulnerable, chronically homeless individuals struggling with alcohol dependence.  Housing First operates with the belief that “people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to anything less critical, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or …

Celebrating 55 Years

The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. celebrated its 55th anniversary this year. Statewide staff collaborated to create a video to mark this historic occasion. Thank you to all our partners, staff, donors, and clients for making 55 years of empowering low-income Alaskans possible. We look forward to the journey ahead!

RurAL CAP Foundation Grant Cycle

The RurAL CAP Foundation recognizes that we are in trying times and would like to do its part in helping communities prevent and recover from the COVID-19 virus. The grant application will allow requests for aiding the communities needs regarding this issue, and will continue its ongoing support for communities, cultural traditions, educational improvement, local leadership, etc. Please contact the …

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Season of Giving Gift Donations

Update:Thank you for purchasing gifts for Safe Harbor Muldoon! Thanks to your generosity all their children will have gifts on Christmas! We’re honored to be part of this Alaskan community. It’s not too late to donate! Sitka Place and Karluk Manor are still in need of supplies! This year, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) has enjoyed connecting …

Drive-Through Donation Collection Nov. 22

In partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage and CITC, RurAL CAP’s Homeless Outreach Program provides integrated outreach and assessment for housing and recovery needs to individuals currently experiencing homelessness; targeting chronically homeless individuals living in homeless camps within the Municipality of Anchorage for outreach and services. Items will be distributed to individuals experiencing homelessness. Backpacks Sleeping Bags – new or …

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55 Ways to Connect

For 55 years, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) has been empowering low-income Alaskans through advocacy, education, affordable housing, and direct services that respect our unique values and cultures. Thank you for making these 55 years possible! In celebration of our anniversary, we have identified 55 ways you can connect with our community during this #SeasonofGiving, and we …