Our Mission to provide care to the poor and vulnerable continues today. Living in today’s world, it might be difficult to imagine the challenges that greeted four women who arrived in the remote outpost of Nome, Alaska, in 1902. But these were no ordinary women. They were Sisters of Providence, on a mission to ensure the people in this gold-rush town had access to care. That mission of compassion continues 118 years later with the caregivers of today ensuring everyone in the communities we serve have access to care, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Community partnerships are a critical part of fulfilling our commitment to those in need. Together organizations throughout Alaska work with us to find solutions to ending homelessness, food insecurity, and other needs. This support comes in different forms, including generous gifts from donors, thousands of volunteer hours, and the selfless work of our caregivers who all have the same thing in common: improving the lives of their fellow Alaskans. In 2019, we invested $65 million in community health improvement across Alaska.