Community Services

SVT offers a variety of Community Resource Services to support residents in all ages and stages. The Tribe is committed to providing quality care and services that add to our overall quality of life.

Behavioral Health Services

This program offers support services that encompass the entire community, coordinated by our Behavioral Health Aide, ranging from training for prevention of violence and suicide, emotional wellness workshops, lessons on plants as medicine, and low-impact physical fitness targeted to our elders. The Tribe strives to provide opportunities to help benefit our overall emotional and social wellness.

Seldovia Village View of Mountain across the turnagain arm

Child Welfare Services

Seldovia Village Tribe has the authority through the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to advocate for – and to govern jurisdiction on behalf of – at-risk Native American children who face removal from their families.

SVT’s Child Welfare Worker advocates in all ICWA cases pertaining to Tribal children in state custody anywhere in the United States. We strive to act in the best interests of the child, guided by the leadership of our Tribal Council members, and working directly with the Tribal family, Office of Children’s Services, State Courts, court-appointed guardians, lawyers, birth families, foster and adoptive families, and others.

In our communities, we also function as a resource for all families, Alaska Native and non-native, connecting them with our services and those of other agencies across the Kenai Peninsula. We strive to see families thriving through a support network including parenting classes, academic, and cultural enrichment programs through our Ch’anik’na Children’s House and our Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. The goal of SVT is to strengthen families and give them the tools to be successful.

For more information, contact our Child Welfare Worker by email or by phone at (907) 435-3252.

Community Resource Services

SVT’s Community Health Representative works with Senior Citizens of Seldovia to provide health outreach services. In addition to opening our Fitness Center five days a week, we offer home visits for elders to ensure their wellbeing. We also provide transportation to appointments, the airport and if needed to the store or post office. Additionally, free blood pressure and blood sugar screening can be done during scheduled home visits.

SVT also offers Fee Agent Assistance (by appointment only) for the State of Alaska, assisting with applications for Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, food stamps, State and Tribal energy assistance. This also includes making travel arrangements for Medicaid patients.

Housing Assistance

Seldovia Village Tribe’s Housing program provides housing assistance and advocacy to tribal and community members, including:

Applications for housing assistance are available at the Tribal Housing office.

For more information call (907) 234-7898 ext 235 or email us at

Veteran’s Support Services

Seldovia Village Tribe collaborates with the Veterans Administration to support our veterans. Through SVT Health & Wellness, we provide local medical services with a billing system that eliminates pre-approval procedures, enabling faster, more efficient service for our veterans. Seldovia Village Tribe also sponsors a variety of community activities for veterans.

Fitness Center

SVT’s Fitness Center is located inside our Alaska Tribal Cache building, adjacent to the Seldovia Conference Center, and enjoys an outstanding view of Seldovia Bay. The gym is equipped with treadmills, elliptical trainers, Pilates machines, weights, and more. Staff are on hand to help with fitness plans and to ensure participant safety.

Mondays through Fridays
8:00 to 9:30 am

2:00 to 3:00 pm

Low-Impact Exercise

$15 per month for ages 65+

$20 per month for ages 18-64

Free for ages 17 & Under