A Special Note from Sherie Mayo, BHV Board President

This time of year my thoughts turn to memories of my mother. After moving to Sitka, one of the first things Mom did was complete the Brave Heart Volunteers Training Program. Mom had pancreatic cancer and we knew she only had a few good years left, but she was determined to make the most of it by visiting at in our community. She kept up her weekly visits until she was hospitalized for the last few weeks of her life. Through her 
volunteerism, Mom cultivated a deep connection with a resident whose family became close 

Welcome to the new Brave Heart website!

Welcome to the Brave Heart Volunteers (BHV) Website! We'll be continuing to develop the site in coming months to offer services, support, information, and resources to you. If you can't find the information you need on the website, please don't hesitate to call us at 907-747-4600.

Please allow us to begin by saying thank all of you for another incredible year of community connection through volunteerism, compassionate care, and unparalleled grassroots support here in Sitka. On this website, we hope to highlight the many ways your support has made an enormous difference in the lives of Sitkans facing long-term illness, isolation, end of life, or grief. Whether you’re a volunteer, a donor, a grantor, a partner, a professional educator, or an attendee of our events, we simply couldn’t provide the range of programs, community support, and services without you. 

This website reflects our belief that true organizational excellence is only achieved when we honor each other while simultaneously honoring tradition and breaking ground to meet both existing and emerging community needs. Thank you for joining us.  It is a privilege to be able to share this work with you. 

On this website, we hope that you will also see the difference you make just by being a part of the BHV family.  The BHV family is defined by all of those people who make the Pay it Forward System BHV is founded on not just work, but thrive….