This is an archive of Soteria-Alaska.com from January
14, 2008, shortly before it began operations and the website was taken
over by Soteria-Alaska. The website was abandoned when
Soteria-Alaska was abandoned. For more information on
Soteria-Alaska's demise, see
Lessons from Soteria-Alaska on
Treatment at Soteria House: A Manual for the Practice of Interpersonal
Phenomenology was reformatted
by Keith Aquino in 2021 as part of the
International Peer Respite/Soteria Summit. The
original version Alma Menn gave
me to scan is also still available.
Soteria-Alaska was established to provide an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization under the principles established by the beloved, late Dr. Loren Mosher in his Soteria-House project for people who want to try something other than psychotropic drugs. See, Purpose, Vision, Values and Mission Statement.
White Paper, March 2007.
On September 6, 2006, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) approved continued development of the Soteria-Alaska project through Fiscal Year 2007, and allocated $160,000 of Trust funds and recommended $220,000 in Mental Health General Funds in Fiscal Year 2008 to open Soteria-Alaska.
On February 7, 2006, the Trust approved the following Motion:
Motion: To approve the use of $78,000, from the FY06 designated grants fund, to support further development of the Soteria-Alaska program in preparation for a full business plan presentation to the Trust in September 2006.
Soteria-Alaska, Inc., is an Alaska non-profit corporation and received its IRS advance determination letter as a "501(c)(3)" tax exempt organization on March 16, 2005.
Alma Menn, the original Soteria's Administrator throughout the project has provided a copy of the manual, Treatment at Soteria House: A Manual for the Practice of Interpersonal Phenomenology (30 Megabytes), that was written in 1992 along with the Soteria Project: Final Progress Report (9.5 Megabytes). Reformatted version of the Manual.