Large online directories and search results typically list resources available in big cities like Anchorage and Juneau, leaving people in smaller communities frustrated and struggling. Ketchikan 123 was started by the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition in response to community members, partner agencies, and service providers who were searching for a one-stop-shop directory of health and wellness resources.
Coping effectively with life & creating satisfying relationships.
Satisfaction with current & future financial situations.
Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.
Expanding our sense of
purpose & meaning in life.
Personal satisfaction &
enrichment derived from one's work.
Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep, and nutrition.
Recognizing creative abilities & finding ways to expand knowledge & skills.
Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
In 2017, the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition collated a list of resources and printed the first Community Resource Guide. Since then, thousands of printed guides have been distributed throughout the community. Each year, the community resource guide continued to grow and, in 2022, it expanded into a comprehensive, easily accessible website.
The efforts of Ketchikan123 are rooted in the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition’s mission to make Ketchikan a community in which people want to live, to thrive. We have curated a dynamic list of organizations, agencies, programs, and businesses that foster the development of the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. Wherever a member of the Ketchikan community might be on their journey, they can find resources to support their overall wellness.
Left: Adapted from Swarbrick, M. (2006). A Wellness Approach. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(4), 311-314. Learn more about The 8 Dimensions of Wellness from SAMHSA – the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Ketchikan Wellness Coalition (KWC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Since 2007, KWC’s mission is to promote community wellness through assessment and action. Largely grant-funded and with the efforts of multiple volunteer Task Forces, KWC uses evidence-based practices to strengthen partnerships, support the efforts of service providers to bridge service gaps, and increase existing services in the community. Visit www.ktnwc.org for more information.