Health & Social

We, the Health & Social Team exist to assist Taku River Tlingit First Nation Citizens , families, and the community to live in wellness by working with them to provide programs and services that promote healing and strengthen culture.

Community Health

  • Healthy lifestyle & Diabetes prevention workshops
  • Tuesday & Thursday Community Lunches – Deb Wesley, Cook
  • Diabetes Prevention Materials: Books, Guides, Recipes
  • Food Fish -Wild Salmon from Taku River
  • Medical Travel
  • First Nation Health Benefits
  • Food Bank, In conjunction with the Whitehorse Food Bank – Gunalcheesh to A-1 for donating delivery services!
  • Meals on Wheels – Gunalcheesh to the Volunteer coordinators and cooks and bakers at the Comfortable Pew Meals on Wheels Kitchen!
  • Home Care Services – Staffed by Ruth Ward and Greta Thorlakson

Wellness

  • Mental Health Crisis Management
  • Solvent Abuse Program
  • Wellness Program (NNADAP)
  • Client Treatment intake
  • Aftercare and follow up
  • Workshops
  • Referrals to outside organizations

Children and Family Support

  • Workshops
  • Family Support Services
  • Ministry of Family and Children’s Services
  • Referral to outside agencies
  • Client Treatment Intake
  • Aftercare and follow up

Youth

  • Youth Council meetings
  • Sport Nights
  • Homework Club
  • Storytelling Around The Fire
  • Afterschool Programs at Culture Center

Cultural Outreach

  • Healing Camps, Family Camps, Ceremonies
  • Work with Elders, Clan Leaders, and Community Wellness Worker
  • Gathering Around The Fire
  • Home Coming Ceremonies
  • Workshops

Centre for culture

  • Make regalia
  • Carve
  • Sew
  • Weave
  • Dance
  • Paddle

Contacts

Zoya Lewis
Executive Assistant
250-651-7900 ext. 306
Colleen Williams
Social Assistant/Front Desk
250-651-7900 ext. 314
Isabelle Dewhurst
Family Skills Worker
250-651- 7695 ext. 0
Rodger Thorlakson
Community Health Representative
250-651-7900 ext. 301
Donna Patrick
Wellness Support
250-651-7900 ext. 315
Rebecca Law
Youth Coordinator
250 651 7695 ext 0
Debra Michel
Cultural Outreach Coordinator
250-651-7900 – ext 316
Wayne Carlick
Cultural Centre Coordinator
250-651-7837
David Thorn
Justice Worker
250-651-7900 – ext. 316
Anne Campbell
Manager
250-651-7900 – ext. 305