OUR PROGRAMS. SERVING HOMELESS KIDS OF ALASKA.
Covenant House Alaska’s doors are open 24/7/365- doors that open up a world of opportunity to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth in our state. Through our three core programs and associated services, we’re able to meet the basic living needs of kids at this critical time in their lives, as well as provide them with support that facilitates their journey to becoming healthy, self-sufficient, contributing members of our community.
These programs empower our youth in their journey from homelessness to a brighter future. We help them finish school, learn a skill, find a job, secure a place to live, reunite with their families, build a strong foundation and begin their lives again. Programs are designed to connect, protect, nourish, heal and transform lives. In short, we give our youth a sense of hope, so they can find the confidence and strength to move on to a better place.
Youth Engagement Center
This brand new facility puts everything under one roof, offering an array of programs and services, including access to health care, educational achievement, employment placement, housing assistance and enrichment activities.
Many homeless youth are not equipped to live independently. Our Transitional Living program teaches them essentials, such as how to find a job, save money, pay bills, cook healthy meals, even how to do the dishes. This program gives homeless youth a chance to learn how to live on their own successfully.
- Rights of Passage (serves homeless males and females, 18-20)
Passage House (serves parenting and pregnant women, 17-20 and their children)
Life on the streets in Alaska can be tough, and homeless youth are highly susceptible to a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Covenant House Alaska offers free health services through the Wellness Center, providing care and a safe haven for these vulnerable youths.
Youth Advisory Board
This is a forum for our youth to share and learn, as well as develop all-important communication skills. The board meets weekly and is open to all current and past residents of Covenant House Alaska.
Partners & Resources
There are many government agencies and private organizations in the Anchorage community that offer assistance for both parents and youth, with needs such as housing, health services and more.
If you’re on the street or thinking about running away, Covenant House Alaska can help. Our doors are open to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all services are completely free of charge. We’ll offer you support, guidance, encouragement and a listening ear. No matter what’s going on in your life, we’re here for you.
We know being a parent of a teen is challenging. The good news is that you’re not alone. We can offer information and assistance to help you better communicate and build a stronger relationship with your teen. We can provide referrals, crisis intervention and even free family mediation services.