Family Support

Providing support and connection for families with youth engaged in VOA Alaska services.

VOA Alaska’s Family Support Coordinator is friendly face and peer who helps families navigate the entire treatment process and creates opportunities to connect the youth’s support network.

Support begins with a Family Assessment to identify any needs of the family to ensure the necessary resources and wrap around services are provided.

Weekly Family Support & Engagement Group

When a family reaches out to VOA Alaska, one of the first things we want them to know is that they are not alone. To explore the family dynamics of recovery and healing in a safe and supportive environment, VOA Alaska holds a weekly family support group. This is open to ALL families, including those who are not currently enrolled with VOA Alaska services.

The Family Support & Engagement Group meets every Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm and provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with peers, share experiences, and learn more about support and resources available to them.

For more information and to learn how to join, contact Family Support Coordinator Sarah Weber at (907) 419-7820 or sweber@voaak.org.

Please note this is a separate service from our Kinship Family Program, which provides support for Alaskans raising relative children.

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Ready to Get Started with
Behavioral Health 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. If you’re ready to begin your registration packet and book your first appointment, click here to get started.

VOA Alaska’s integrated behavioral health team provides children, teens, and young adults with care and support for a range of needs, including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, drug and alcohol use, anger management, life skills development, and severe mental health or substance use disorders.

Our integrated services provide wrap-around care for youth and their families.

VOA Alaska’s array of behavioral health services creates a continuum of care, allowing our team to meet the specific needs of each child and teen that walks through our door while remaining flexible in providing the right level of care at the right time.

Entering our services for substance use counseling? Once a teen graduates from treatment, they can continue their mental health counseling with the same team. Receiving services for depression or anxiety? A young adult in our services can also learn life skills, like how to apply for a job or education. We are here for youth every step of the way.

Not sure if VOA Alaska is right for you and your family?

Our free Behavioral Health Consultations allow you to connect with one of our clinicians, discuss the needs and goals of your child or family, and learn more about our services. Call (907) 279-9640 to get started today or complete a brief online form.

How can your Family Support services help my family?

The Family Support Coordinator is friendly face and peer who helps families navigate the treatment process through resource navigation and helping to connect the youth’s entire support network. Families that want to learn more may attend one of our weekly Family Support and Engagement Groups.  

For more information and to learn how to join, contact Family Support Coordinator Sarah Weber at (907) 419-7820 or sweber@voaak.org.

Medicaid and most insurance are accepted and billed, and no one is turned away due to the inability to pay. We offer cash discount and sliding fee scale options as needed to assist with payment. At intake, our billing specialist will work with your family to develop a fee schedule and payment plan that best meets your needs. Click here to view fees by service.

Our team knows that reaching out for help can be challenging. That’s why we make entering our services as easy as possible. Our same-day assessment means that your family can begin receiving care the day you call us.

Just want to learn more first? Behavioral Health Consultations allow you to connect with one of our clinicians, talk about needs and goals, and learn more about our services.

Rapid Connections is also available daily. Find hope and encouragement though a conversation with a Peer Support Specialist. Learn from their unique perspectives on how they overcame their own challenges related to mental health or substance misuse.

An assessment is like an interview. It’s an opportunity for the clinician to get know a client and learn their goals, hopes, and needs. This will allow the team to ensure they are placed in the level of care that best fits their needs.

Our free Behavioral Health Consultations allow you to connect with one of our clinicians, talk about needs and goals, and learn more about our services.

Rapid Connections is also available daily. Find hope and encouragement though a conversation with a Peer Support Specialist. Learn from their unique perspectives on how they overcame their own challenges related to mental health or substance misuse.

Call (907) 279-9640 to get started today. 

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