Volunteers of America Alaska has helped Alaska's most vulnerable since 1981. Over the years, our services have grown to include programs that meet the needs of children, adolescents, families and seniors.
Volunteers of America Alaska believes housing is a powerful foundation for life, and we are increasing efforts to provide affordable housing throughout the state of Alaska.
Adolescent Treatment Services:
Helping adolescents overcome substance addiction was Volunteers of America Alaska's first mission when founded in 1981. The call to help Alaskan adolescents struggling with addiction remains as necessary now as it was back then. Volunteers of America Alaska helps over 600 families each year through our residential facility (ARCH) and outpatient program (Assist.)
The population of grandparents raising their grandchildren is quickly growing in Alaska. Our Grandfamilies Network Program offers these families a lifeline for support and services.
Outreach and Education:
Volunteers of America Alaska's outreach and education program helps families impacted by substance abuse. Camp Hope is a place where youth can forget about their parent's substance abuse and just be kids. In addition, our annual FAScinating Family Workshop helps families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Prevention and Intervention Services:
Volunteers of America Alaska's goal is to prevent adolescent substance abuse before it escalates. Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) is a grassroots, community effort to raise awareness and understanding of the harmful effects drugs and alcohol have on youth development. PRIME For Life provides a 20-hour alternative to suspension program for youth suspended from the Anchorage School District.
Restorative Justice Services:
Volunteers of America Alaska’s Youth Restitution Program works to reduce recidivism among low-risk, first-time juvenile offenders in Anchorage.