Sustaining Community
We are Resilient

"Ketchikan has a sense of community that makes your family seem larger."
- Alma Manabat Parker, Ketchikan Resident

Resilience is the inner strength that helps individuals and communities bounce back and carry on in the face of adversity. There will always be obstacles to overcome, but resiliency is overcoming those together.

Whether rebounding from the closing of the Pulp Mill or trying to keep each other safe and healthy during the pandemic, we gain strength from each other.

In a remote community like Ketchikan, support is key to resiliency. Social support from friends, family, and neighbors is instrumental in sustaining our community. We all belong to something, small or large. Workplaces, cultural and religious groups, and community clubs and organizations play a key part in sustaining us mentally, spiritually, and physically.

We come together because, despite all our differences, on this island, we become family and we support each other throughout everything that life throws at us.

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