Below is VOA Alaska’s January 2024 Newsletter. To receive this newsletter and other updates directly to your inbox, sign up here.
We are so grateful to the many individuals, companies, and organizations who contributed over the holidays to our Be The Light fundraiser. Your generosity helped us reach our goal of $35,000!
Your support helps VOA Alaska provide hope and healing to the lives of youth who are overcoming mental health and substance use challenges.
At VOA Alaska, we believe that the cost of care should not be a barrier for any youth or family who need help. The donations we received helps ensure that our team can continue providing services to those most vulnerable at low or no cost.
Thank you for being the light for young Alaskans and their families!
Rapid Response: Crisis Intervention for Anchorage Youth
VOA Alaska has just launched Rapid Response, a new service specializing in crisis intervention for youth ages 12-24, and behavioral health consultations and support for parents, caregivers, and staff of youth-serving organizations.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, mental health clinicians and peer support specialists can be deployed anywhere in Anchorage to provide triage and screening, assessments, de-escalation, peer support, referral coordination, and crisis planning.
Contact the Rapid Response team by calling (907) 279-9640 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Visit from Representative Peltola
VOA Alaska had the honor of hosting Representative Mary Peltola at ARCH, our residential treatment center serving youth with co-occurring substance use and mental health challenges. Alaska’s congresswoman learned about VOA Alaska’s impact, toured the facility, and inspired youth in their healing and recovery journeys. See photos and learn more about Representative Peltola’s visit on our blog.
Family Support Group: Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM
Every Wednesday, VOA Alaska welcomes parents and caregivers to a Family Support Group at our midtown office at 2600 Cordova Street. Join our Family Services team to meet other caregivers, share challenges, and learn about resources. Open to all families, and childcare is provided!
To join virtually or for more information contact Felicia Nichols, Family Support Coordinator, at email@example.com