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How We Serve

Providing the right level of care at the right time.

VOA Alaska offers a range of services in person, in schools, in the community, and via telehealth to support a full continuum of care for Alaska’s youth, young adults, and families.

As a non-profit, VOA Alaska’s services are offered at low or no cost, and no one is turned away due to the inability to pay.

VOA Alaska's Continuum of Care

  • Community Coalition

    Advocating for policy changes alongside community partners and leaders to address youth substance use in our community with the VOA-led Anchorage Adolescent Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition.

  • Prevention Education

    Engaging youth in self-evaluation and equipping them with the tools they need to make healthier choices about drugs and alcohol with PRIME for LIFE classes.

  • Peer Support

    Providing immediate connection to youth and families in need, creating engaging pathways to care, and guiding youth in their journey through mentorship from those with lived experience.

  • Family Services

    Supporting all families with youth enrolled in VOA Alaska’s care through education, intervention, home-based services, and family therapy; with additional supports for Alaskans raising relative children

  • School-Based Mental Health

    Providing on-site mental health and wellness support to students, staff, and families with VOA clinicians based in 11 schools throughout Anchorage.

  • Mental Health Counseling

    Supporting youth and young adults in learning coping skills, building resiliency, and improving their mental health and well-being.

  • Substance Use Counseling

    Creating a safe space for youth and young adults struggling with drugs or alcohol to take charge of their recovery and maintain sobriety.

  • Day Treatment

    Helping youth overcome barriers in their continued recovery by combining academic and therapeutic services in the Christopher Walden School of Hope.

  • Supportive Housing

    Ending the experience of houselessness for young adults through affordable housing, mental health and wellness services, and life-skills development.

  • Residential Treatment

    Empowering youth to address their substance use and co-occurring mental health challenges in a structured, therapeutic environment at the Adolescent Residential Center for Help (ARCH).

How to Get Started With Treatment Services

We know reaching out for help can be difficult. That’s why the team at VOA Alaska is committed to making entry into our services as easy as possible for you. Visit our Getting Started with Services page, or call one of our Client Specialists at (907) 279-9640.

Read the Latest News and Stories from VOA Alaska

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Beyond ‘good.’ How are you, really?

In our May Newsletter, we provide tips for speaking with youth about their mental health and celebrate a new partnership to expand our day treatment program!