Welcome to Dot Lake Village Striving to meet the needs to protect our Native communities
Unless we come to an accurate understanding of the root causes of violence against Native women, and reclaim our roots as Native people, the social transformation necessary to end violence will not occur.
Recognition: Thesis, by Kimberly Dawn Roberts, 2008
Imagining an End to Domestic Violence
TeeJuh is a program of the Native Village of Dot Lake with a focus on ending Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse, and Suicide. We established TeeJuh in 2020 in response to a serious problem with Methamphetamine that erupted in the village.
Because Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug, many social problems came with it. We listened and responded to many complaints and calls for help from tribal members and we are now prepared to provide support and services tailored to the different needs of community members.
TeeJuh is physically located in the tribal council office and has several well-trained and experienced staff members to assist you with getting a variety of needs met. Most of all we strive to make our services accessible and effective. We are able to assist with patient advocacy, domestic violence safety plans, requests to access substance abuse treatment, and mental health therapy.
In order to maintain high-quality staffing, TeeJuh utilizes a telebehavioral health system. We have staff at the office to assist you with use of the computer and other systems to give you the best resources for your healing journey. We realize the decision to seek services from TeeJuh is a very personal one. We work to make you comfortable every step of the way.
Like all other behavioral health programs, TeeJuh has a registration process that helps us to know where you are for the sake of safety and to ensure that we keep accurate records. Most of our services are grant funded and require that we collect the basic information needed to identify you. None of your identifying information will ever be shared with any outside source. We are bound by a law that states your privacy is paramount. This law is called HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act). The penalties for violating this law can be drastic. Fortunately, we have had no incidents of such a violation.
To get started, we ask that you call our main phone number (907) 882-5556. You will be asked about computer access in your home so that you can fill out Registration paperwork in a safe and confidential setting. If you need help with computer access, please come to the tribal council office.
From a Grant Connected to Department of Justice (DOJ)
The justification and existence for Dot Lake Village to proffer enhanced services, in a matter of award by “Grant,” linked to, 40002(b)(2) of the Violence Against Women Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 13925(b)(2).
In general, this working “Grant,” through the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing a national capacity to reduce violence against women, administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and protection of families.
More than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native adults (83 percent) have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime. That’s almost 3 million people who have experienced psychological aggression or physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and/or sexual violence.
Recognition: (DOJ) National Institute of Justice, NCJ-249815--May 2016
Our Domestic Violence Partnerships & Working Project
DOT Lake Village is proud to partner with the following statewide projects, and integrated health services - domestic violence response systems, which connect the Upper Tanana Region and throughout Alaska.
To support these cross-sector partnerships, which DOT Lake Village works closely with, will help to facilitate a peer-to-peer learning network, provide technical assistance to grantees and evaluate the impact of integrated service delivery models.