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Alaska

TIP Community Resources

Transition Domains

Employment and Career

  • Career Center (KCC)
    • Address: 2650 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 742-8900
    • Website: http://www.asdk12.org/schools/kcc/pages/

    • KCC offers vocational and technical training for students in grades 10-12. The courses provide credit toward achieving a high school diploma, plus provide skills that may be helpful in future careers. There is a morning and an afternoon session.

  • Anchorage Vocational Academic Institute of Learning (AVAIL)
    • Address: 425 C St. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 742-4930
    • Website: http://www.asdk12.org/Parents/choices/alt1.asp#crossroads

    • AVAIL is a program where students who have dropped out of high school can receive assistance with developing pre-employment skills. Academic instruction is also provided for those who wish to obtain their high school diploma.

  • Specialized Academic Vocational Education High School (SAVE)
    • Address: 410 E. 56th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: (907) 742-1250
    • Website: http://www.asdk12.org/Parents/choices/alt1.asp#crossroads

    • SAVE is a high school for students in grades 10-12 who are at least a semester behind in credits. The program combines work experience with regular high school academic requirements for completion of a diploma.

  • Anchorage Job Center
    • Address: 400 Gamble St. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 269-6414
    • Address: 1251 Muldoon Rd. Anchorage, AK 99504 Phone: (907) 269-0001
    • Address: 3301 Eagle St. #101. Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: (907) 269-4800
    • Website: http://www.jobs.state.ak.us/offices/

    • Anchorage Job Centers offer youth employment opportunities, workshops to teach skills such as resume writing skills and interviewing strategies, and offers assessments to help match an individual with a job that is appropriate for them based on the skills on the individual. The Children’s Place is part of Thread and is located in the Gamble location. Individuals can bring their children here for up to 3 hours while they are using the Job Center resources.

  • Alaska Job Corps
    • Address: 4300 B St. Anchorage, AK 99503 (Admissions Office) Phone: (907) 562-6200
    • Website: http://alaska.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx

    • Job Corps is located in Palmer and is a free program where low income youth between the ages of 16 and 24 can obtain services such as career planning, on-the-job training, job placement, and vocational training. The program also offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or GED. There is a Child and Family Development Center where parents in the program can bring their children to be cared for during classes. Housing, food, health care, and a basic living allowance are provided to attendees.

  • Alaska Apprenticeship & Training Coordinators Association (AATCA)
    • Address: Phone:
    • Website: http://www.aatca.org/

    • AATCA consists of over twenty different construction crafts that offer quality training for apprentices entering into a construction trade. AATCA also provides enhancement classes for journeymen. There is no charge for the classroom instruction, but some trades require tools or manuals that can be provided at reduced rates. The term of an apprenticeship can range from two to five years, depending on the program.

  • Alaska Construction Academy
    • Address: 8005 Schoon St. Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: 222-0999
    • Website: http://www.alaskaca.org/

    • The Alaska Construction Academy offers free classes for both high school students and adults, and also helps with job placement in the construction field.

  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
    • Address: 1016 W. 6th Ave. Ste 102 Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 269-3580
    • Address: 4600 Debarr Rd. Ste. 300 Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 269-2060
    • Website: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/dvr/ability.htm

    • The Division of Rehabilitation provides services to Alaskan’s with disabilities. Some free services include medical exams to see if a person qualifies for DVR services and to help plan a career, counseling, help choosing a job that is right for the individual, on-the-job training, and job search and placement services. Other services that may require payment, unless a person receives public assistance or SSI, include devices that help an individual with their disability, work licenses, and books, tools, and other supplies.

Education Opportunities

  • Nine Star Education & Employment
    • Address: 117 W. 4th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 279-7827
    • Website: http://ninestar.com/

    • Nine Star Education & Employment offers high school completion programs and GED training. Nine Star also provides career counseling and pre-employment skills including job search training and internships that may lead to permanent jobs.

  • Crossroads
    • Address: 3350 Commercial Dr. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 742-2424
    • Website: http://www.asdk12.org/Parents/choices/alt1.asp#crossroads

    • Crossroads is an alternative school in the Anchorage School District that provides a supportive environment where students can continue their education while pregnant and parenting. Crossroads offers both online instruction as well as traditional coursework, and also offers maternity health and community support contacts.

  • Creating Optimal High School Opportunities
    • Address: Phone: (907) 742-3028 (907) 742-3028
    • Website: http://www.asdk12.org/Parents/choices/alt1.asp#crossroads

    • CreatingOptimal High School Opportunities is geared toward students who are behind in credit or who have not been successful in other educational settings. Credits are earned through online programs, and teachers are available for one-on-one instruction. The program is self-paced.

  • Continuation School
    • Address: 401 W. International Rd. Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: (907) 742-1170
    • Website: http://www.asdk12.org/Parents/choices/alt1.asp#crossroads

    • Continuation School is an individualized, online program for students expelled from the Anchorage School District. Students can continue on requirements for promotion to the next grade level while completing requirements for reinstatement into the school district.

  • Anchorage Vocational Academic Institute of Learning (AVAIL)
    • Address: 425 C St. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 742-4930
    • Website: http://www.asdk12.org/Parents/choices/alt1.asp#crossroads

    • AVAIL is a program where students who have dropped out of high school can receive assistance with developing pre-employment skills. Academic instruction is also provided for those who wish to obtain their high school diploma.

  • Specialized Academic Vocational Education High School (SAVE)
    • Address: 410 E. 56th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: (907) 742-1250
    • Website: http://www.asdk12.org/Parents/choices/alt1.asp#crossroads

    • SAVE is a high school for students in grades 10-12 who are at least a semester behind in credits. The program combines work experience with regular high school academic requirements for completion of a diploma.

  • Educational Opportunity Center
    • Address: 500 L St. Ste. 501 Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 274-5522
    • Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/eoc/

    • The Educational Opportunity Center can assist with career exploration, selecting a college or training program, and provide admissions and financial aid assistance to individuals 19 and older who meet low income requirements.

  • Alaska Military Youth Academy
    • Address: 800 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK‎ 99515 Phone: (907) 375-5556
    • Website: http://www.ngycp.org/site/state/ak/node/2262

    • Alaska Military Youth Academy is for students age 16-19 and is military in structure and style. Cadets work toward the completion of a GED or high school diploma with traditional academic subjects, but also included are for-credit courses in health, citizenship, leadership, teamwork, job skills training, cooperative work experience and positive life skills. Students may compete for scholarships to assist with continued education or training. They will be introduced to recruiters from all branches of the military, but will also be exposed to a wide variety of educational, training, and employment possibilities.

Living Situation

  • State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program
    • Address: 1251 Muldoon Rd. Ste.111B Anchorage, AK 99504 Phone: (907) 269-0001
    • Address: 400 Gamble St. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 269-6599
    • Website:http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/hap/

    • The Heating Assistance Program can help with home heating expenses for families that meet income requirements. Usually the money will be sent directly to the utility company to assist with the cost of heat for the months of November through April.

  • Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) – Rental Programs
    • Address: 624 W Intl Airport Rd. Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: (907) 330-6100
    • Website: http://www.ahfc.state.ak.us/rental/rental.cfm

    • The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has renters’ assistance programs to assist low-income Alaskans with afford housing. The Housing Choice Vouchers can be used at any location that accepts this method of payment, and the amount of the vouchers depends on income. The Public Housing option involves living in one of the units owned by AHFC and paying 30% of the adjusted monthly income as rent.

  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) – Rental Assistance
    • Address: 3510 Spenard Rd. Ste. 201 Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: (907) 276-8822
    • Website: http://www.cookinlethousing.org/485.cfm

    • CIHA owns rental housing where income-eligible Native American individuals and families can live at a reduced rental rate. They also offer income-based rental assistance vouchers. Clients who participate in the rental assistance must also participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

  • Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) – Family Self-Sufficiency
    • Address: 801 Karluk Ste. 1 Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 277-2450
    • Website: http://www.ahfc.state.ak.us/rental/family_self-sufficiency.cfm

    • Families living in public housing or receiving vouchers from AHFC are eligible for this program that combines housing assistance with education, job training and support services to help residents find full-time employment. The head of the household signs a contract with AHFC that outlines the responsibilities of each party to meet the participant’s goals. Program staff uses interviews and guidance to help move the person toward their goals. An escrow savings account is offered as an incentive to work. Since the amount of rent paid will go up when a person begins earning more money, AHFC invests a portion of the rent increase into an interest-earning escrow account. The money in the account is disbursed to the family when the goals have been met.

  • Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) – Gateway Learning Center
    • Address: 801 Karluk Ste. 1 Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 277-2450
    • Website: http://www.ahfc.state.ak.us/rental/gateway_learning_center.cfm

    • Gateway Learning Center offers programs to help AHFC clients become more self-sufficient. Some of the activities offered include job search workshops, computer classes, career advancement workshops, soft skills training, and GED and ESL assistance.


  • Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program

  • Covenant House Alaska
    • Address: 750 W. 5th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 272-1255
    • Website: http://www.covenanthouseak.org/

    • Covenant House Alaska has several services for homeless youth including the crisis center, transitional living, and workforce development programs. Through these programs youth can receive food, shelter, clothing, counseling, medical attention, and employment and education assistance.

  • Alaska Children’s Services Residential Treatment
    • Address: Phone: (907) 346-2101
    • Website: http://www.akchild.org/programs-services/residential-treatment/

    • Alaska Children’s Services has seven residential treatment cottages to assist youth who meet the criteria of severe emotional disturbances who need a structured environment and constant supervision. Different cottages are geared toward different gender and age groups, ranging from ages 6 to 18.

  • Catholic Social Services Teen Homes
    • Address: Phone: (907) 277-8622
    • Website: http://www.cssalaska.org/files/CharlieElder/TeenHomes.pdf

    • Catholic Social Services has two teen homes, one for males and one for females. The program assists homeless teenagers learn independent living skills, achieve educational and occupational goals, and learn how to develop healthy relationships.

Personal Effectiveness and Well-being


  • Denali KidCare
    • Address: 3601 C St. Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: (907) 269-6529
    • Website: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dhcs/DenaliKidCare/default.htm

    • Denali KidCare provides health insurance for children up to age 18, and for pregnant women who meet income guidelines. The insurance is issued for a 12 month period, and then must be renewed.


  • Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Inc. (ACMHS)
    • Address: 4020 Folker St. Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 562-1000
    • Website: http://www.acmhs.com/

    • ACMHS provides mental health services to individuals and families on an ability-to-pay basis. Some services provided include crisis intervention, psychosocial rehabilitation, specialized vocational services, and specialized housing programs.


  • Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC)
    • Address: 1217 E. 10th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 257-4600
    • Website: http://www.anhc.org

    • Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center provides medical, dental, pharmacy, and women’s health services on a sliding fee scale to individuals without insurance.

  • Municipality of Anchorage Disease Prevention and Control Program
    • Address: 825 L St. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 343-4799
    • Website: http://www.muni.org/Departments/health/community/Pages/Disease.aspx

    • The Disease Prevention and Control Program provides vaccinations and immunizations. There is no charge for the H1N1 flu vaccination or childhood immunizations. Medicare and insurance are accepted, as well as cash, check and credit card. No one will be denied services due to inability to pay.

  • Municipality of Anchorage Reproductive Health and STD Clinic
    • Address: 825 L St. Ste 102. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 343-4623
    • Website: http://www.muni.org/Departments/health/community/Pages/Family.aspx

    • The Reproductive Health and STD Clinic operates on a sliding fee basis. They offer services such as annual exams, sexually transmitted infection evaluation and treatment, and birth control.

  • Planned Parenthood
    • Address: 4001 Lake Otis Pkwy. Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 563-2229
    • Website: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

    • Planned Parenthood in Anchorage provides services including women and men’s health services, birth control, pregnancy testing, abortion, educational presentations, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Crisis Pregnancy Center
    • Address: 2900 Boniface Pkwy. Ste. 2 Anchorage, AK 99504 Phone: (907) 337-9292
    • Website: http://www.cpcanchorage.com/

    • Crisis Pregnancy Center offers free and confidential services for people experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Services include pregnancy tests, ultrasound, counseling, educational classes that earn points toward baby supplies, STD screening, and information on adoption and abortion.

  • Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Assistance
    • Address: 825 L. St, 3rd Floor Anchorage, AK 99519 Phone: (907) 343-6700
    • Website: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/ccare/

    • The Child Care Assistance Program provides help with child care expenses on a sliding fee basis to families that meet the income limits. To be eligible, parents must either be working, in school, or attending job training while their child is in child care.

  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Child Care Assistance Program
    • Address: 3600 San Jeronimo Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 793-3307
    • Website: http://www.citci.com/page/49

    • The Child Care Assistance Program provides assistance to Alaska Native families for daycare services. Eligibility is determined by a sliding fee scale. Parents must be participating in educational, training, or employment activities while their child is in care.

  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Fathers’ Journeys Fatherhood Support Program
    • Address: 3600 San Jeronimo Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 793-3157
    • Website: http://www.citci.com//page/105

    • This program helps fathers who face economic challenges with social, parenting, financial, and life skills that will enhance their effectiveness as parents. Parenting education groups, emotion management groups, motherhood peer support groups, co-parenting class, and home-based individual life skills are some of the services offered.

  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Motherhood Support Program
    • Address: 3600 San Jeronimo Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 793-3157
    • Website: http://www.citci.com//page/111

    • Motherhood support services include parenting classes, co-parenting classes, and mother’s peer support groups.

  • Kids’ Corps, Inc.
    • Address: 101 Davis St. Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 333-1441
    • Address: 3710 E. 20th Ave. Suite 2 Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 272-0133
    • Address: 3350 Commercial Dr. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 646-7884
    • Address: 1251 Muldoon Rd. Anchorage, AK 99504 Phone: (907) 333-5433
    • Address: 6927 Old Seward Hwy. Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: (907) 344-3350
    • Website: http://www.kcialaska.org/content/

    • Kids’ Corps, Inc. is an Alaska based Head Start agency. A half-day program is offered at no charge to eligible families, and there is also a full-day program that accepts child care assistance. Benefits include opportunities for social and emotional growth for children, the development of language, math and literacy skills, nutritious meals at no cost to the family, and health and developmental screening.

  • Thread
    • Address: 3350 Commercial Dr. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 536-1959
    • Website: http://www.threadalaska.org/

    • Thread offers child care referral services, helps get clients connected with child care assistance, contains a child development resource library, and offers classes for people interested becoming child care providers.

  • Alaska Youth and Family Network (AYFN)
    • Address: 401 E. Northern Lights Suite 100 Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 770-4997
    • Website: http://www.ayfn.org/

    • AYFN works with families with children with emotional, behavioral or neural-behavioral problems to network with other youth, parents and professionals to build on their individual and community assets and strengths. Classes are offered to assist with this, such as “Parenting With Love and Logic” classes.

  • Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
    • Address: 825 L St. Ste 209. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 343-4668
    • Address: 1200 Airport Heights Ste 275. Anchorage, AK 99504 Phone: (907) 343-4500
    • Address: 3200 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 343-6570
    • Website: http://www.muni.org/Departments/health/services/Pages/wic.aspx

    • WIC provides supplemental food vouchers for infant formula and healthy foods for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their children up to age five.

  • Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP)
    • Address: 400 Gamble St. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 269-6599
    • Website: http://hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/fstamps/ Phone: (907) 465-3347

    • The ATAP program provides cash assistance and work services to low-income families with children to help them with basic needs. A 60-month lifetime limit is imposed on this assistance. Families are required to complete a Family Self-Sufficiency Plan to identify self-sufficiency goals and participate in activities to move them toward said goals.

  • Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program

  • Covenant House Alaska
    • Address: 750 W. 5th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 272-1255
    • Website: http://www.covenanthouseak.org/

    • Covenant House Alaska has several services for homeless youth including the crisis center, transitional living, and workforce development programs. Through these programs youth can receive food, shelter, clothing, counseling, medical attention, and employment and education assistance.


  • Pathways Family Center
    • Address: 639 W. International Airport Rd. Ste. 16 Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: (907) 770-5007
    • Website: http://www.pathwaycenter.org/

    • Pathway Family Center provides a free play area for children, a coffee shop for adults to interact, and free counseling in the areas of relationships, pregnancy and parenting. Pathway also offers free clothing, household items, and school supplies.

  • Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC)
    • Address: 100 W. 13th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 279-9581
    • Website: http://www.awaic.org/

    • AWAIC operates a 24-hours Crisis Line, provides safe and confidential shelter for women and their children who are at risk due to domestic violence. Other services include advocacy and case management, support and educational groups, information and referrals, and help with protective orders.

  • Alaska Region of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
    • Address: Phone: (907) 277-5483
    • Website: http://www.akna.org/

    • NA offers several meetings in at several different times and locations each day. Some meetings are specifically for certain groups, such as smokers, non-smokers, men, women, or addicts only, allowing a person to pick a setting they are more comfortable with.

  • Alaska Al-Anon & Alateen
    • Address: Phone:
    • Website: http://www.al-anon-ak.org/

    • Al-Anon is a group where friends and family members of alcoholics can come together and discuss experiences and help each other through tough times. Alateen is similar except the meetings are only open to those 18 and under. Adults are not permitted unless they are Alateen group sponsors.

  • Anchorage Coordinated Resource Project (Mental Health Court)
    • Address: Nesbett Courthouse 130 Cordova St. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 274-1022
    • Website: http://www.courts.alaska.gov/mhct.htm

    • The Anchorage Coordinated Resource Project is a court located within the Anchorage District Court that hears cases involving individuals diagnosed with mental disabilities who have been charged with misdemeanor offenses. The goal is to divert people with mental disability from incarceration and into community treatment and services to prevent further contact with the criminal justice system.

  • Akeela, Inc.
    • Address: 4111 Minnesota Dr. Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: (907) 565-1200
    • Website: http://www.akeela.org/

    • Akeela provides assessments, individual and group counseling, and rehabilitation services for all ages. They operate a recovery center for long-term, residential treatment, and transitional housing in an affordable, drug and alcohol free environment for individuals leaving treatment.

  • Stone Soup Group
    • Address: 307 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: (907) 561-3701
    • Website: http://www.stonesoupgroup.org/

    • Hope Community Resources works with together with individuals experiencing developmental or physical disabilities and their parents, guardians and advocates to help find housing, develop in-home assistance, obtain employment, or develop community activities that are meaningful to the individual.

  • Anchorage YMCA
    • Address: 5353 Lake Otis Pkwy. Anchorage, AK 99507 Phone: (907) 563-3211
    • Website: http://www.stonesoupgroup.org/

    • The YMCA is a recreational facility for children, teens and adults. There is a child watch area where parents can drop their children while participating in YMCA programs.

  • Spenard Recreation Center
    • Address: 2020 W. 48th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99517 Phone: (907) 343-4160
    • Website: http://www.stonesoupgroup.org/

    • The Spenard Recreation Center is offers a variety of activities and classes including basketball, pool, and arts and crafts classes.

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Alaska (CCCS)
    • Address: 208 E. 4th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 279-6501
    • Website: http://www.stonesoupgroup.org/

    • CCCS is a non-profit organization that offers personal debt management plans to help clients pay existing debt and avoid future problems through educational programs on money management and wise use of credit. CCCS will work with clients and creditors to try to assist in waiving or reducing finance charges or fines and/or reducing payments.

Community Life Functioning

  • People Mover Travel Training
    • Address: 700 W. 6th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 343-6332
    • Website: http://www.muni.org/Departments/transit/PeopleMover/Pages/PeopleMoverTravelTraining.aspx

    • The People Mover (Anchorage bus system) offers travel training that is free, one-to-one instruction for anyone who wants to learn to ride People Mover buses. Group orientation sessions are also an option. Training is available for a specific trip and or for those learning the entire system.

  • State of Alaska Food Stamp Program
    • Address: 400 Gamble St. Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 269-6599
    • Website: http://hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/fstamps/
    • Phone: (907) 465-3347

    • The Food Stamp Program provides an Alaska Quest Card to income-eligible families to be used at authorized stores to buy food items. The amount of money put on the Quest Card each month depends on the household income.