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YKCC Volunteer/Chaplaincy Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. The only requirement for a membership is a desire to stop drinking or using drugs.

Worship services; Bible/religious studies; Devotional study/prayer times; Special music, drama, religious events; one-to-one mentoring; Pastoral care and counseling; Crisis intervention; Death notifications (to prisoners and their families); Hospital/medical visitation; Segregation visitation; Management of religious diversity issues; Management of volunteer screening, training, supervision; Religious literature distribution; Critical Incident Stress Management.

Guest speakers come in to present about treatment programs, education programs, job and business opportunities, various health and social issues, nutrition, healthy living, etc...

Graduates help with dropped K300 Race dropped dog care, fishing & gardening for YKCC, Highway Cleanup Greenup participation. Those transferring to Tundra Center do Community Service at the Senior Center.

This is a bridge built back to society - inmates volunteer & donate; people from the community do the same (example: Sobriety Potlatch.) At this time NCC meetings & activities are on hold / need bylaws signed.

We received books, educational magazines, and videos from the downtown library giveaway and various ministries, computers and education materials from YKHC and college, and potlatch prizes from businesses, etc.

Inmates learn traditional crafts skills, sell their products for income & work on transition of continuing this healthy past-time & income-producing activity after release. On hold now due to no room.

Faith-based privately funded correspondence study program into which inmates can enroll themselves and their children.