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Premera Social Impact Introduces New Series Focused on Community

March 7, 2024

Juuku, an Alaska Native, first experienced homelessness at the age of 18. At 21, he started spending nights at Covenant House Alaska (CHA).

While there, he connected with a Permanency Navigator who helped him address some of the challenges he faced, including a developmental disability and mental health issues. Juuku attended education programs at CHA’s Covey Academy and landed an internship with CHA’s onsite partner Media Se7en.

Today, Juuku is Media Se7en’s liaison for new interns at the academy and lives next door at Covey Lofts (pictured above).

Premera Social Impact is a proud supporter of CHA. It’s one of several non-profits Premera partners with that provide vital support and resources to underserved populations. Today and throughout the year, we’re sharing stories about our partners and the people they serve through a new series here on Provider News.

Since 2017, Premera’s Social Impact team has invested more than $100 million in community organizations in Washington and Alaska. This translates to a significant and tangible impact on the lives of thousands of individuals. The support focuses on four key areas:

  1. Behavioral health
  2. Homelessness
  3. Rural health
  4. Health equity

Throughout this year, we’ll introduce you to individuals whose lives have been transformed and the non-profit organizations that made it possible. Together, let’s celebrate the power of community and the incredible potential we have to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Please note: Premera Social Impact is not currently accepting unsolicited grant or sponsorship requests.