Squaxin Safe Streets

Squaxin Safe Streets logo created by Sam Ackerman, 2015

Squaxin Safe Streets logo by Sam Ackerman, 2015. Pick up your logo window decal today!

“Squaxin Safe Streets is creating a healthy, lively community, organizing to promote healing and culture through networking within the community and other agencies to achieve wellness for ALL.”

Mission adopted April 30th, 2015 by the Squaxin Safe Streets Advisory Board.

Squaxin Safe Streets meets every third Tuesday of the month at 5pm in the Community Kitchen.

Meetings typically last no more than an hour and a half and focus on planning upcoming activities, sharing concerns and information, and creating a supportive and positive environment for healing. Dinner is served and everyone is welcome to attend.

We focus on three key areas in our work:

 

Current Block Watch Captains as of June 25th, 2015

Current Block Watch Captains as of June 25th, 2015

#1 Organize together as Squaxin Safe Streets, reducing crime and supporting healing on the reservation.

 

 

 

Youth created this mural, titled "gwedzadad" (teachings of our ancestors), led by Squaxin artist Taylor Krise in coordination with Tribal departments in 2015

Youth created this mural, titled “gwedzadad” (teachings of our ancestors), led by Squaxin artist Taylor Krise in coordination with Tribal departments in 2015

#2 Coordinate safe and sober activities for youth with tribal departments and community leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

Explorers will work with the Squaxin Island Police Department's Community Liaison Officer Rene' Klusman

Explorers will work with the Squaxin Island Police Department’s Community Liaison Officer Rene’ Klusman

#3 Develop a Squaxin Explorers program that will build youth leadership skills in first response, firefighting, natural resources management and law enforcement.

 

 

 

 

Current Squaxin Safe Streets Advisory Board (as of 6/25/2015):

  • Co-Leaders: Patricia Green & Audelia Araiza
  • Secretary: Chasity Masoner
  • Treasurer: Vicky Kruger
  • Members: Samantha Ackerman, Elizabeth Heredia, Lorna Lee Gouin

The Advisory Board meets monthly before regularly scheduled Squaxin Safe Streets meetings to plan and prioritize agendas, take the lead in organizing and receive training in community mobilization skills.

Current Squaxin Safe Streets Block Watch Captains (as of 6/25/2015):

  • Ko-Pul Loop: Sharon and Herb Johns
  • Klabsch (New Apartments): Dorinda Thein
  • Sol-La-Tah Loop: Patricia Green
  • SE Corner of T’Peeksin: Sam Ackerman
  • NW Corner of T’Peeksin: Kim Elam
  • Elders (at large): Elizabeth Heredia
  • Kamilche Trading Post: Audelia Araiza
  • Se-Nak-Sub Loop: Chasity Masoner
  • Klah-Che-Min Drive (between Sa-Heh-WaMish and Ho-Mamish): Lorna Gouin
  • Tys-Ul-Tad Loop: Casey Brown
  • Skalapin Lane: Susan McFarlane
  • Homamish Court: Daren Brownfield

Block Watch Captains agree to be community leaders in their assigned areas, offer a point of contact to their neighbors, help keep track of suspicious activity, organize community events and activities, and stay well informed and positive in the Squaxin community.