Transition to Independence (TIP) 907-279-9634

What is TIP?

Transition to Independence is a community-based model that serves transition youth ages 14-20 who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. TIP engages youth through services that are strength-based and youth-driven. The TIP model also connects youth with a Transition Facilitator who prepares them for progression into adult roles with a focus on five different domains:

  • Employment and career
  • Education
  • Living situation
  • Personal effectiveness/wellbeing
  • Community-life functioning

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Youth must be between the ages of 14-20
  • Youth must have serious emotional disturbance and/or substance use disorder
  • Youth must reside in Anchorage or the Mat-Su Borough area

Referral Procedure:

Call the main Volunteers of America Alaska number at 279-9634 to schedule an assessment. Indicate you are making a referral for the Transition to Independence Program. Our current practice is to complete a full assessment and generate an acceptance letter.

For more information please contact:
Renee Marcionette
Director of PLL & TIP
(907) 265-1913
plldirector@voaak.org