Location: Kotzebue, AK
Arctic Access is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) operating in Kotzebue and Nome in northwestern Alaska. Our CIL is based on the philosophy that all people have the right to be 'self determined' on through illness, trauma and aging. Functional limitations do not need to limit your opportunities. There are services and adaptive devices available to help you continue to enjoy life in rural Alaska.
Arctic Access has been working since 1993 to address the unique challenges of people with disabilities living in Kotzebue, Nome and the surrounding villages including Point Hope. We are fortunate to have donated office space at Maniilaq’s Ferguson Building in Kotzebue as well as at the City of Nome’s XYZ Senior Center. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, and a majority of our board and staff are people who have disabilities.
Our Mission is to provide services and opportunities for elders and people with disabilities to remain in the village of their choice and be as active as possible with their families and communities in the Bering Straits and NW Arctic Regions of Alaska including Point Hope.
Our Goals remain unique to these remote regions of Alaska: