Alcohol and Other Drug Issues

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.
  • Substance Use 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

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

Long-term Residential Programs

  • Montana Creek
    • 15 bed program for boys ages 12 to 18 with behavioral and/or substance use problems.
  • Lighthouse
    • 15 bed program for girls ages 12 to 18 with behavioral and/or substance use problems.
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 6/19)

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: 1046 Salmon Creek Lane, Juneau AK 99801
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Email: jbhadmin@searhc.org
Contact: (907) 364-4445
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.searhc.org
(Updated 06/19)

University of Alaska Southeast Counseling Services

Location: UAS Campus, Mourant Bldg 1st Floor – 11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 796-6000 (Appointments)
Website: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/juneau/counseling/index.html
Serves: Students registered for a UAS class.
(Updated 09/19)