Youth Permanent Supportive Housing
Volunteers of America Alaska's Youth Permanent Supportive Housing project will serve Anchorage’s most vulnerable youth and young adults.
We are using research-based services to bring hope to the lives of young adults who are facing the most extreme of circumstances—homelessness, and other risk factors such as trauma, exploitation, and mental health and substance abuse challenges.
This program represents hope. Hope that with timely intervention, these young adults who are struggling with mental health and addictions do not end up in the homeless system for decades or worse.
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) that pairs affordable housing with support services and addresses chronic homelessness and instability of those living on the street and who are most vulnerable and most likely to die without intervention.
While there is a significant body of research around the effectiveness of PSH, nationally, this has not been done with youths or transition-aged youths. Volunteers of America Alaska will be using PSH as a critical piece of the overall strategy to end youth homelessness in our state.
This is a one of a kind program - the only youth-focused permanent supportive housing in Alaska.
Piloting this intervention with transition-aged youth will also teach us more about how to address youth homelessness on a national level. We are recruiting for the program now and will start on-boarding the first clients in early 2019.
- For information on this program, please contact us.
- Phone: (907) 279-9640