Children, Adolescents and Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska (in Juneau)

Mission
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska connects youth experiencing adversity with caring adult mentors. Youth in our program are more confident, safe, and engaged at school. Together, we empower children to realize their potential and we defend that potential. We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers (Bigs), and the community to hold ourselves accountable for each child (Little) in our program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and educational success.
Core Programs
In each of our programs below, matches meet and participate in fun activities together, building a trusting mentoring relationship.
Community-Based Mentoring: Adult mentors are matched with youth ages 6-18 with a commitment to meet 2-4 times/month for at least one year.
Site-Based Mentoring: Adult or high-school mentors meet at schools once/week during lunch or recess for at least one school year.
Initiatives
Alaska Native Mentoring: Designed to encourage and recruit Alaska Native Bigs and Littles.
Sync: Designed to match youth ages 14-21 in or aging out of foster care with a supportive and caring adult mentor.
Getting Involved
When we make the “match” with the Big and Little, we consider location, personalities, and preferences and then we provide full support throughout the life of the match so they can grow into lasting relationships.
Interested in being a Big? We’re always looking for community members to become Bigs (volunteer mentors). All of our Bigs go through an enrollment process where they complete an application, attend an in-person interview, and receive background check and reference check screening.
Interested in enrolling your child? To enroll as a Little (child) in our program, we do an application and an in-person interview.
Interested in investing in potential? We also partner with community members and organizations to provide activities for our matches and we rely on the support of our community to continue to make matches and support them. If you are interested in being a proud supporter of your local Big Brothers Big Sisters, we would love to hear from you!

Location: 110 Seward Street – #2, Juneau, AK 99801
Email: kristina.jager@bbbsak.org
Contact: (907) 586-3350
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.bigbrothersbigsistersalaska.org
(Updated 08/19)

Childcare and Family Resources – A Program of Catholic Community Service

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.

Location: 1803 Glacier Highway, Juneau AK 99801
Contact: 907-463-6157
For the most current information, visit their website at: https://www.ccsjuneau.org/safe-child-advocacy-center.html
(Updated 08/19)

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)

Love Inc.

Love In the Name of Christ Juneau is a network of caring volunteers from local Christian churches committed to helping individuals and families with spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

  • Our clearinghouse processes requests for assistance, clarifies and verifies needs, informs clients of available resources options, and develops a plan for assistance and follow-up.
  • Maintains a resource database of all charitable church and social services in the Juneau area.
  • Works with our 23 partner churches 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.
Contact: (907) 780-4090
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.LoveINCJuneau.org

(Updated 8/19)

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)

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit and Haida)

About: Tlingit & Haida is a tribal government representing over 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide. Tlingit & Haida is a sovereign entity and has a government to government relationship with the United States.

Tlingit & Haida’s headquarters are in Juneau, Alaska but our commitment to serving the Tlingit and Haida people extends throughout the United States

Tlingit & Haida offers a variety of family-centered services focused on promoting and supporting safe and stable families. These services assist individuals in attaining the education and skills necessary to support healthy lifestyles, develop meaningful careers and engage in the traditional activities of their communities.

Services include information and referral, case management, financial assistance, foster and child care, training, vocational rehabilitation, reentry & recovery, nutrition and other supportive services. The programs are designed to address immediate and long term needs associated with family well-being and financial self-sufficiency.

Services are provided in collaboration with tribes and key state, local, faith-based and private agency partners. The programs are supported jointly, through contracts and agreements with private, local, state and federally funded agencies, with the majority of resources generated from federal grants.

Website: http://www.ccthita-nsn.gov
Phone: (907) 586-1432 (Updated 8/19)

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)

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

Description: Zach Gordon Youth Center is an inclusive space serving youth of all ages, with special evening hours for teens only after 6:00pm. The center is free for youth to drop in and offers daily healthy meals and activities as well as supportive and caring staff to help with challenges or celebrate successes. Services are available to connect youth to needed services such as food security, housing, healthcare, employment, and more. The center also offers free afterschool programming at Floyd Dryden and Dzantik’i Heeni middle schools, runs the Youth Employment in Parks program in the summer months as well as summer camps for younger youth, and manages Youth Sports.

Mission: Connecting Youth * Engaging Community

Values: Wellness * Connection * Growth

Location: Off Whittier Ave. – Opposite Centennial Hall
Hours: See Website
Contact: (907) 586-2635
For the most current information, visit their website at: cbjkids.org (Updated 8/19)