Watch Us Grow!
The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center
We did it! 2008 brought big changes to our organization with the grand opening of our new facility at Salmon Creek Falls. We are so excited by the support the community has shown us , and by the positive impact a full service family based clinic will bring to Southeast Alaska.
The new Juneau Family Health and Birth Center building allows us the space we need to expand and develop our current services, with a focus on the following priorities:
Our New Building
- build a 'campus' of health care with a variety of family based services all under one roof.
- promote pregnancy and birth as normal, healthy events.
- help to build healthy families which will lead to stronger communities.
- encourage healthy lifestyle changes and prevention as care techniques.
- create outreach programs to welcome at-risk and underserved families.
- provide quality access to care to all, regardless of income level.
- provide service that is family centered and culturally respectful.
- welcome and honor relationships with clients.
Designid by archetect Jeff Robertson, the building has a timberframe entryway, providing a compliment to and reminder of the surrounding forest. Salmon Creek and the Salmon Creek Falls run next to the building, allowing the soothing water to be heard in the clinic rooms and birthing facilities. The birth rooms have a view of a beautiful rock wall allowing nature and natural lighting to enter the rooms while still maintaining privacy.
We Still Need Your Help
We have received a challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation. They will give us a grant for $325,000 if we raise the balance of funds needed, $450,000. If we succeed in meeting this challenge, we will be in a much better position to serve our community as we will not have a mortgage. All money donated after June 2008 will go to meet this challenge from the Kresge Foundation.
Here are some fun ways to join us:
Generous donations from members of the community, private foundations, and state and federal governments have made this project possible so far.
To date, major funders of this project include:
Alaska State Legislature
Federal HUD appropriations
Murdock Charitable Trust
Paul Allen Foundation
City and Burough of Juneau
Alaska Mental Health Trust
Wells Fargo Foundation
We have also received well over $100,000 from local businesses and individuals: