Children, Adolescents and Families

Childcare and Family Resources – A Program of Catholic Community Service

Description: Child Care and Family Resources (CCFR) provides leadership in developing, maintaining and advocating for services that keep children safe and strengthen and enhance the health, harmony and self-sufficiency of families. Most CCFR services are provided in a “wall-less agency,” not in a traditional office setting. Services are provided in the home and community, wherever families are.

A Healthy Future – Provides therapeutic foster care and clinical support services.

Child Care Assistance Program – aids low to medium income families with the cost of child care as they work or participate in approved education or training programs. The goal of the program is to ensure that safe, healthy, quality child care is affordable and accessible to all of Alaska’s children and families.

Family Resource Center – provides a comprehensive array of program/services in a healthy accessible environment for children and families in need of assistance. Specialists have a wide knowledge of the issues affecting families today and the resources in our community.

Puddle Jumpers Developmental Learning Center – is a welcoming and engaging environment for young children. It provides accessible, quality child care downtown for 30 children at a time.

S.A.F.E. Child Advocacy Center – is designed to be a safe, culturally sensitive, child-friendly environment where children and non-offending parents are interviewed and receive services in cases of sexual and physical abuse.

Young Parent Healthy Teen Center – serves teenagers from throughout the Juneau area with specific attention to those who are pregnant and or parenting. The center is a safe space for teenagers to talk, release the pressure of the day and ask questions. Information is available about community resources, pregnancy, parenting skills, self-care, healthy relationships and other topics based on need.

Location: 419 6th St. Juneau, AK 99801
Contact: (907) 463-6100
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.ccsjuneau.org/2,childcarefamilyresources
(Updated 05/13)

University of Alaska Southeast Counseling Services

Location: UAS Campus – Mourant Building 115, 111120 Glacier Hwy., Juneau, AK 9980
Email: mwthomson@uas.alaska.edu
Contact: (907) 796-6000
Serves: Students registered for a UAS class.
Substance Abuse services? Yes
(Updated 01/16)

Southeast Alaska Guidance Association

Description: Southeast Alaska Guidance Association (SAGA) is a family of programs dedicated to improving lives, lands, and communities in Alaska, while helping people make the connection between what they learn and how they live. Component programs offered by SAGA are the Serve Alaska Youth Corps (SAYC), Young Alaskans Building Affordable Housing (YABAH), the Eagle Valley Center, and SAGA AmeriCorps Connections.
Location: P.O. Box 33037, Juneau AK 99803
Email: saga@servealaska.org
Contact: (907) 789-6172
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.servealaska.org
(Updated 05/13)

Juneau Teen Health Center – Serving Teens at their School -A program of the Juneau School District

Description: The Health Center is staffed by Mental Health Counselors, Nurse Practitioners, Public Health Nurses and Nutritionists.

All services are free and confidential and include:

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Physicals
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illness
  • Immunizations
  • Reproductive health care
  • Medical check-ups
  • Nutrition assessment and counseling

Juneau Teen Health Center is supported through the collaboration of six local agencies: SEARHC, Juneau School District, Juneau Public Health Center, Juneau Youth Services, AWARE, and the City and Borough of Juneau.
Location: Juneau Douglas High School Room 124 and Thunder Mountain High School Room E214
Email: mary.tonsmeire@juneauschool.org
Contact: (907) 523-1634 or (907) 780-1973
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.juneauschools.org
(Updated 05/13)

Love Inc.

Love In the Name of Christ Juneau is a network of caring, Christian churches in the greater Juneau area committed to helping individuals and families with spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.
Love INC operations include:

  • Operate essential clearinghouse to receive requests for assistance, clarify, what the needs are, verify the need, eliminate duplicated services between churches and community agencies, develop a plan for assistance, and follow-up.
  • Inventory and maintain a resource database of all charitable church and social services in the Juneau area.
  • Work with our 24 church partners to match willing church helpers and resources to corresponding needs, allowing church members opportunities to show that they “love their neighbors as themselves” through support, education, and encouragement. We invite and encourage you to contact us whether you are struggling to make ends meet or simply need someone to pray with you.

Location: Love INC, PO Box 35432, Juneau, AK 99803
Hours: MWF 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tues. evenings 7-8:30 p.m.
Contact: (907) 780-4090
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.LoveINCJuneau.org
(Updated 05/13)

Juneau Youth Services

Description: Juneau Youth Services began operations in 1961. They provide a full array of emergency, assessment/out-patient, school-based and residential services for children and youth ages 3 through 21, who have mental health and/or substance use issues. A summary of their services is provided below:

Cornerstone Emergency and Transition Services

  • Cornerstone Shelter (789-7654)
    • Overnight shelter for youth ages 10 to 19 who need a time out or safe place to stay.
    • Skill development and therapy services.
  • Transitional Living Program (523-6688)
    • Transitional living apartments for youth ages 16 to 21.
    • Skill development and therapy.

Assessment and Outpatient Programs (789-4733)

  • Assessment Center Services
    • Comprehensive assessments addressing mental health and substance abuse.
    • Psychiatric assessments and medication management.
  • Chemical Dependency Program
    • Outpatient counseling services for youth with alcohol and drug use problems
  • Family Outpatient Program
    • Individual and family therapy for youth with mental health concerns.

School-based Services (789-4733)

  • In-class support as well as before/after-school skill development and therapy services.
  • Services available in all Juneau elementary and middle schools as well as Head Start classrooms.
  • Walk-in counseling available to high school students through the Teen Health Center.

Long-term Residential Programs (789-4733)

  • Miller House
    • 15 bed, co-ed program for youth ages 12 to 18 with behavioral and/or substance use problems.
  • Lighthouse
    • 6 bed program for girls ages 12 to 18 with behavioral health problems.
  • Wallington House
    • 6 bed program for boys ages 12 to 19 with sexually acting out behaviors.
  • Montana Creek
    • 15 bed co-ed program for youth ages 12 to 18 with both behavioral health and substance use programs.

Location: Administration Building at 2075 Jordan Avenue (next to Lyle’s Furniture)
Contact: (907) 789-7610
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.jys.org
(Updated 01/16)

Juneau School District School Psychologists and Counselors

Description: The Juneau School District Student Services Department has five psychologists who assist with evaluation and screening of students who may need special services. You may also contact your child’s school counselor(s) for mental health support and resources. The Student Services Department is implementing the “Signs of Suicide (SOS)” Program, which provides mental health awareness and promotes suicide prevention as well as screen for mental health concerns. The program also helps families access appropriate treatment resources as needed. For more information on the SOS Program go to the “SOS High School Curriculum” tab on the left side of the Juneau Suicide Prevention home page http://juneausuicideprevention.org/.
Location: Juneau Schools
Hours: School hours
Contact: To contact our psychologists call the Student Services Office at (970) 780-2069
For the most current information, visit their website at: http://sped.juneauschools.org/
(Updated 05/13)

Tribal Family and Youth Services – Tlingit and Haida Central Council

Description: : Provides culturally sensitive services to assist in economic self-sufficiency and social well-being of tribal members, families, and tribal communities. Social Services programs ensure the entire needs of the family are taken into account when a crisis situation exists. Department staff deliver, or advocate for the delivery of, services that are appropriate to the nature of the social problem with cultural sensitivity given the Native family and environment in which the crisis occurs. Services include: maintaining the first line of defense in a system of services aimed at supporting, serving, and protecting children; and ultimately, striving to prevent the unwarranted breakup of Native families; providing adult services, both financial assistance and individual counseling, which are essential to easing personal crises; providing opportunities for self-development of clients receiving general assistance in order to enhance their employability; and upholding the pride of those needing financial assistance; delivering services to Tribal elders in a fashion which will ensure utilization of their knowledge and contributions toward the enrichment and preservation of the culture and heritage of the Alaska Native people.
Location: 320 W. Willoughby Avenue, Suite 300, Juneau, Alaska 99801
Contact: (907) 586-1432
For the most current information, visit their website at:http://www.ccthita.org/services/family/overview/index.html
(Updated 05/13)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska (in Juneau)

Description: Provides volunteers to interact with youth on a regular basis. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska matches children ages 6 through 17 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships.
Making the Connection: Matches come together through our two essential programs:
• Community-based Mentoring: For as little as 2-4 times per month, Bigs and Littles meet in their community to share fun activities and a little bit of themselves. Learn more »
• Site-based Mentoring : Bigs and Littles meet once a week for an hour in on the campus of the child’s school to talk and have fun and work on academics. It’s not about being a tutor … it’s about being a friend.
How a Big becomes a Big (and a Little):
A lot of things have to happen before we make a match. All our Bigs go through a thorough background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support along the way — so that matches can grow into lasting friendships.
Location: 110 Seward Street – #2, Juneau, AK 99801
Email: toren.ulrikson@bbbsak.org
Contact: (907) 586-3350
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.bigbrothersbigsistersalaska.org
(Updated 05/13)

Zach Gordon Youth Center- A Program of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department

Description: Serves teenagers from throughout the Juneau area with specific attention. The Center is a safe space for teenagers to talk, release the pressure of the day and ask questions. Information is available about community resources, pregnancy, parenting skills, self-care, healthy relationships and other topics based on need. Weekly, the Center hosts a Family Dinner and Game Night. This serves as a place for teenagers, their significant others and their children to come for a home-cooked meal, a fun game, and an opportunity to interact with their peers facing similar challenges. Bi-weekly, teenagers can participate in “T Time” or Teen Talk Time, in which they can take part in a discussion group with their peers focusing on self-selected topics, such as dating, relationships and family. Staff is available on an individual basis, for counseling about relationships, conflict resolution, goal setting, self- esteem, job searches, references and referrals.
Location: Off Whittier Ave. – Opposite Centennial Hall
Hours: See Website
Contact: (907) 586-2635
For the most current information, visit their website at: http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/youthcenter/
(Updated 05/13)

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) (Primarily Native Americans)

Description: SEARHC Behavioral Health Services offers a wide range of behavioral health services with psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and behavioral health therapists on staff.

Behavioral health services include:

  • Children’s services
  • Individual, couples, and family therapy
  • Psychiatric assessments and medication management
  • Tele-behavioral health outreach services to outlying communities
  • Individual treatment for psychological trauma
  • Neurodevelopmental assessment and treatment for individuals with fetal alcohol conditions, autistic spectrum disorders, and speech/language or occupational therapy conditions that affect development
  • Residential substance abuse treatment programs
  • Substance abuse counseling and prevention services
  • Behavioral health counseling and prevention services

Location: 3245 Hospital Drive, Juneau, AK 99801
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Email: bhj@searhc.org
Contact: (907) 364-4445
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.searhc.org
(Updated 05/13)