Physical and Developmental Disabilities

Outdoor Recreation and Community Access (ORCA) – A Program of SAIL

Description: ORCA is a recreation program of SAIL. ORCA’s mission is to promote inclusive recreation and adaptive outdoor pursuits for Southeast Alaskans who experience disabilities. ORCA services include: community access and inclusion opportunities; Adaptive Ski and Snowboard School; Youth and Transition Recreation Services; and adaptive outdoor pursuits and trips. ORCA has many wonderful volunteer opportunities.
Location: 3225 Hospital Drive, Suite 300, Juneau, AK 99801
Contact: (907) 586-4920 Toll free: 1-800-478-7245
For the most current information, visit their website at:
(Updated 05/13)


Description: Reach, Inc. honors and respects people with disabilities by promoting choice and well-being through advocacy and services throughout Southeast Alaska. We do this by providing: infant learning and therapy for “at risk” children and their families; advocacy, technical assistance and case management support to individuals seeking developmental disability services and those who are already eligible and on the waitlist for services; support services to children and adults in their own homes, in their families’ homes, on the job and in the community; 24 hour respite as needed; supported residential living skills, training and vocational placement; and employment services through REACH Custodial and REACH Shredding. REACH operates and serves residents of three Assisted Living Homes round-the-clock. The CANVAS Community Art Studio and Gallery at REACH provides community outreach and day habilitation as well as serving everyone in the community interested in arts with year round programs that include classes in the visual, literary, ceramic and musical arts for all skill levels.
Location: 213 Third Street, Juneau AK 99801
Contact: (907) 586-8228
For the most current information, visit their website at:
(Updated 05/13)

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)

Description: Our mission at SAIL/ORCA is to empower Southeast Alaskans with disabilities by providing and promoting options to live as active, productive, and involved citizens in their community of choice. As an Aging and Disability Resource center, we offer a multitude of programs and services to Southeast Alaskan seniors, and people with disabilities including: Information and Referral; Disability Awareness Education and Training; Independent Living Skills Training; Peer Support; Benefits Counseling; Assistive Technology and Library Loan Closet; Older Blind Alaskans Program; Deaf Service and Interpreter Referral Program; Advocacy; and our popular recreation program, ORCA. 

State of Alaska – Department of Health and Social Services – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: Assist individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.

  • The empowering value of employment in an individual’s life.
  • Honoring and respecting each individual’s strengths, skills, choices, abilities and cultural identity.
  • Developing strong partnerships with Tribal vocational rehabilitation programs, schools, job-centers and centers for independent living.
  • Delivering high quality vocational rehabilitation services.
  • Employing and developing highly qualified and skilled rehabilitation staff.
  • The principles of stewardship in the use of public resources.

Location: 1111 W. 8th Street, Suite 210, Juneau, AK 99801
Contact: (907) 465-2814, Toll Free (800) 478-2815
For the most current information, visit their website at:
(Updated 08/19)

Tlingit and Haida – Vocational Rehabilitation

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.

Phone: (907) 586-1432 (Updated 8/19)