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Be of Brave Heart

Companionship, Respite, & Education

Our Mission is to provide companionship, respite, and education
to those facing loneliness, grief, and end of life.

Upcoming Fundraisers

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     Brave Heart Volunteers will host the annual BHV Bowls fundraiser on Saturday, July 6, from 11:30 AM-2:00 PM at Harrigan Centennial Hall. 300 beautiful, hand-crafted, ceramic bowls and Ruth Culp's fresh baked cookies will be available for a suggested donation.

     Donors will also receive a free cup of soup and bread to go. This fundraiser supports the essential work of BHV. We hope to see you there!

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Click HERE to learn more about the
buoys, chairs, artists, and sponsorships

Our Brave Heart Stories

Brave Heart volunteers Michaela and Connor Dunlap provide companionship for Lupe Alvarez at the Pioneer Home.  Being that there’s no family in town, among other things, they facilitate weekly treasured phone calls with Lupe and her daughter, Sonja.  


When asked about their time with her, Lupe comments, “Isn’t that great, it’s just like having family, that’s wonderful.  They are wonderful people. They are interesting, not only fun, they are young.” 

Brave Heart Volunteer Phyllis Hackett visits with Nancy Rickets. When asked about her experience, Nancy says: 

“I found out what Brave Heart does, and what is most helpful for me is the companionship. The volunteer I have now is Phyllis Hackett, she is a great, great gal. She is willing to walk fast, hard or easy, and now it has to be easy for me.  I have walked in Sitka for almost 45 years, I walked everywhere and I loved it.  When it gets so you can’t walk so well anymore, it is really important to have someone with you.  I tell her what I can handle and what I find enjoyable.  It’s really important to get out if you need mental stimulation!” 

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We are on Tlingít Aaní. We appreciate the Tlingit people, who have been excellent stewards and have lived out traditional Tribal values around balance, respect, and caring for the Earth that sustains us all. For taking wonderful care of this special place since time immemorial, we say thank you and Gunalchéesh.

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