Discover VOA Alaska

Since 1981, VOA Alaska has taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.

When the first Volunteers of America (VOA) was founded in 1896, the concept of “volunteering” meant serving others as a vocation. While our understanding of the term has evolved, our dedication to serving others has not.

In 1981, VOA arrived in Alaska with the opening of ARCH, our youth residential treatment facility in Eagle River. Today, VOA Alaska provides a range of mental, emotional, and behavioral healthcare and support services to youth and their families at low or no cost. From prevention and early intervention, to counseling, family support, and life-skills development, to housing and residential treatment, our team strives to meet the need of every child, teen, and young adult that walks through our door. 

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our vision is a community that supports the hope, health, and healing of every Alaskan. 

Our mission is to empower Alaskans and uplift the human spirit through recovery services, housing, and promoting healthy communities. 

We are driven by our values of courage, connection, hope, innovation, joy, and responsibility. 

Courage

Courage

To take risks, make changes, and find strength in failure.
Connection

Connection

To remind ourselves and others, we are not alone.
Hope

Hope

To lend strength to faith, knowing we can recover, we can rebuild, we are resilient.
Innovation

Innovation

To spark creativity and collaboration as we strive to positively disrupt the status quo.
Joy

Joy

To see the light which shines through the darkness that may come our way.
Responsibility

Responsibility

To meet and explore the need while holding true to the highest standards of excellence.

Keep Up on the Latest News and Stories from VOA Alaska

Myth vs Fact: Preventing Child Abuse

Everyone should know the facts and what to do when a child asks for help, because child abuse prevention and awareness is everyone’s responsibility.

Two VOA Alaska staff at a table during an outdoor event

2020 Community Impact Report

2020 presented both the need and the opportunity to be fearless. During this time, we sought clarity over certainty, centering on our “why” in a year that tested us.

Myth vs Fact: Preventing Child Abuse

Everyone should know the facts and what to do when a child asks for help, because child abuse prevention and awareness is everyone’s responsibility.

Two VOA Alaska staff at a table during an outdoor event

2020 Community Impact Report

2020 presented both the need and the opportunity to be fearless. During this time, we sought clarity over certainty, centering on our “why” in a year that tested us.

An investment in VOA Alaska is an investment in evidence-based recovery and housing services that promote healthy communities.

 

In 2019, VOA treatment staff provided over 19,000 hours of direct services to 216 youth and their families. The rate of youth successfully completing our treatment programs is twice that of the statewide average. Your generous donation will help us to continue supporting the hope, health, and healing every Alaskan.