Be of Brave Heart
Companionship, Respite, & Education
With our volunteers and community partners, we provide compassionate care, companionship, respite and education to those facing illness, isolation, end of life and grief.
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!”
Have you been flamingoed?
The Brave Heart Flamingo Challenge is a fun way for Sitkans to smile and have some fun when they see the Brave Heart Flock of Flamingos has landed in their yard! Who can resist the playfulness and humor of bright pink, plastic flamingos, especially in Sitka Alaska, where they are far, far from home?
Brave Heart Volunteers, in partnership with SEARHC, hosts an 8-week grief support group for those who have experienced a loss and are seeking support and education. The group is free of charge and meets weekly on Mondays at the Manager's House on the Pioneers Home campus. Dinner is provided. To register, call Brave Heart Volunteers at 747-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org