I am sad to say that The WIC will be closing for good in June 2014. We have had a good run. As Spock said in Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan, ” The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.” The money that has been given by The Alaska Mental Health Trust for our club house like model will go to strengthen other peer run organizations while our services will be absorbed into Anchorage Community Mental Health. The Alaska Mental Health Trust and The AK Division of Behavioral Health will be focusing more on employment for people with mental health disabilities, particularly individualized supported employment in community businesses. We hope to help with that in some way.
If you look at our calendar page you will see that we still have some events going on for May. The Drama group will perform at the Arts and Disability Forum at the BP energy center at 11:45 am on Monday May 12th. We will have a cookout on Thursday May 15th and a final cookout on Thursday June 5th. That will be our final hot lunch. Sandwiches and sodas will be served Tues, Weds & Thurs June 10-12th for those who come to help us clean up.
What will we miss about the WIC? That will take at least another post!!!
Until then, Live Long and Prosper!