Partners and Resources
Here are some helpful resources for both parents and youth on topics such as housing, health services and more. Check back often, as new resources are added continually.
- Covenant House Alaska: Contact us directly at 907-272-1255 or call the Covenant House Nineline at 1-800-999-9999 to talk with someone who cares. Covenant House Alaska and Nineline services are free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Alaska Youth & Family Network: This organization supports families with children and youth who have emotional/behavioral or neural-behavioral problems. Visit www.ayfn.org or stop by their offices at 740 Communications Avenue in Anchorage.
- The Salvation Army McKinnell House: McKinnell House is the only facility in Anchorage providing shelter for homeless, two-parent families or single parenting fathers. The Family Emergency Services program provides for the practical needs of individuals and families. Visit the McKinnell House Web site, stop by 1712 A St. in Anchorage or call 907-276-1609.
- Volunteers Of America: Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 2.5 million people in over 400 communities in 44 states. Visit www.voa.org or call 1-800-899-0089.
- Office Of Children's Services: The division strives to accomplish its mission by focusing on four broad goals, including child safety, permanency for children, cultural continuity for children and child and family well-being. Visit http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Pages/default.aspx, call 907-465-3170 or AncIntake@alaska.gov
- Apartment Hunting? Check out ApartmentFinder.com, Craigslist and Anchorage Neighborhood Housing Services.
- Housing Assistance Programs: Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Cook Inlet Housing Authority
- Utility Assistance: State of Alaska’s Heating Assistance Program
- Denali KidCare: Provides health insurance coverage for Alaska children and teens through age 18, and for pregnant women who meet income guidelines. Visit Denali KidCare or call 907-269-6529 (in Anchorage) or 1-888-318-8890 (outside Anchorage).
- Alaska Medicaid: Provides payment for medical services for low-income citizens. People qualify by meeting federal income and asset standards, and by fitting into a specified eligibility. Youth are eligible until their 21st birthday. Visit Medicaid.
- Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield Of Alaska: Offers health insurance that may be purchased by individuals. Visit https://www.premera.com/ak/visitor/ or call 1-888-669-2583.
- Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center: Provides health care services, including pre-natal care, to people on a sliding scale. Also accepts Medicaid, Denali KidCare and other health insurance. Visit www.anhc.org, stop by 1217 East 10th Ave. (near the corner of 10th and Karluk) in Anchorage, or call 907-743-7200.
- Providence Alaska Family Medicine Center: Provides complete medical treatment with open access. Flexible payment plans and sliding fee scale available. Accepts patients with Medicaid, private insurance and WIC assistance. Visit www.providence.org, stop into 1201 E. 36th Ave. in Anchorage, or call 907-562-9229.
- Municipality Of Anchorage Health Clinic: Provides reproductive health services, including pregnancy and STD testing, on a sliding fee scale. Also provides immunizations for youth under age 19. Visit Municipality of Anchorage Health Clinic, stop into 825 L St. (corner of 9th and L) in Anchorage, or call 907-343-4623.
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program: Provides nutrition information, counseling and periodic health screening, along with supplemental food vouchers for infant formula and healthy foods to pregnant and breastfeeding women and their children from birth to age five. Visit http://www.muni.org/Departments/health/community/Pages/wic.aspx, come into 825 L St. (on the corner of 9th and L) in Anchorage, or call 907-343-4668.
- Alaska Youth Advocates: A program for youth between the ages of 13-23 and is currently located in the Drop-In Center of Covenant House Alaska. Services include youth peer support/referrals, food pantry, emancipation assistance, homework and/or creative writing assistance, counseling, clothing closet, and case management services. Case management services may include, but are not limited to, applying for housing, employment, continued education, and obtaining identification. The Drop-In Center is open Monday-Thursday. Visit their website at www.akyouthadvocates.org or call 907-929-2633.