ACRF (Alaska Center for Resource Families): 790-4246
ACRF, a project of Northwest Resource Associates, is a private non-profit grantee agency with the Office of Children’s Services (OCS). We provider training, support, information and resources to Alaska resource families (licensed foster parents, adoptive parents, relative caretakers and guardians). ACRF offers foster parent support, on-site training, self-study, adoptive family support, and case management. Our services are free of charge.
AEYC (Association for the Education of Young Children -SE Alaska): 789-1235
If you are looking for an early learning program for your child, AEYC can refer you to a child care facility or preschool that suits your needs. If you are a child care provider, you can explore ways to enhance the quality of child care, including using a lending library for toys, books, and videos. Just starting a child care facility? Get support with becoming licensed through the State of Alaska.
AWARE (Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies): 586-1090
AWARE provides counseling, advocacy and safe shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence & sexual assault. AWARE’s masters level therapists specialize in counseling child victims of sexual abuse. AWARE also offers a 24 hr crisis line; weekly support and education groups for children & women; protective order assistance; legal, medical, housing & social service referrals; parenting support, transportation, safety planning and community education. Services are confidential, respectful, and free of charge.
Bartlett Beginnings: 796-8424
Bartlett Hospital is 796-8900
The hospital offers a full range of medical services including early pregnancy care, delivery, and newborn care – and also some things you may not be aware of, such as information about and support for breast feeding, and baby-parent time classes. To register, call the OB department at Bartlett Hospital. All classes are free.
Juneau Public Health Center: 465-3353
Immunization, tuberculosis treatment, and sexually transmitted illness treatment. Home visits for high risk families. Well child checkups, pregnancy testing and referral, and family planning services for uninsured children and low income families.
Juneau Public Library: 789-0125
Weekly and special events at three locations. In addition to board books, picture books, magazines, novels and information resources, you can find puzzles and games. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE. All families are welcome. visit the website for current event schedule and Storytime and Toddler Time hours.
Juneau School District: 463-1700
Juneau School district has three preschool programs, six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, a charter school for K-6th grade, a Montessori program and an alternative high school. Call for general information.
Juneau Youth Services: 789-7610 or 789-4733
Juneau Youth Services provides the following services for children ages 0-8:
- Assessment and Clinical Services
- School-Based Services (SBS) which includes school-based services for children with intensive behavioral health needs and Early Childhood Services (ECS) which includes a partnership with Head Start.
- Family Outpatient Program providing therapy and in-home support services to youth and families.
- Early Childhood Mental Health consultation to individual children in early care and learning centers.
- Early Childhood Mental Health consultation to early care and learning centers.
Planned Parenthood: 800-769-0045
At this health center you can come in for appointments that do not require a medical exam. For example, birth control education and supplies; emergency contraception (morning after pill); pregnancy testing and counseling; STD testing; testing and treatment for urinary tract infections. Fees for services are based on your household income. Denali KidCare and Medicaid accepted.
Reach offers a full spectrum of services for people experiencing developmental disabilities from birth throughout life. Services are individualized and include care coordination, family support, residential support, therapy services, advocacy, employment and the Infant Learning Program. Reach also offers assistance accessing community supports training and referrals.
Infant Learning Program
Parents who are concerned about the health or development of their child under three can call REACH for a variety of screenings and evaluations. The Infant Learning Program also offers home and center based early intervention services, therapy services (physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy) and family support, training, and referrals.
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)
SEARHC is a non-profit tribal health consortium of 18 Alaska Native communities that provides health and wellness services to Natives and their families. The SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau is one of Alaska’s largest walk-in health care centers and is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission.
Services provided on the Juneau campus include family medicine, pediatrics, prenatal clinic, specialty clinics, optometry, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, dental care, physical therapy, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and prevention. SEARHC physicians have privileges at and admit patients to Bartlett Regional Hospital for inpatient care. Referrals also are made to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka and the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage for a variety of advanced medical services.
SEARHC also offers a variety of health promotion and wellness services, such as women’s health (WISEWOMAN and Breast and Cervical Health Program), nutrition counseling, diabetes and prediabetes education and management, tobacco counseling, employee wellness, complementary medicine and other programs that range from traditional to cutting edge. SEARHC oversees the region’s WIC (Women, Infants, Children) program, which is a state and national program that provides supplemental nutrition for low-income women, infants and children up to 5 years old who are at nutritional risk.
The SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center also manages the Front Street Clinic, a health care service for Juneau’s homeless citizens located in Suite 202 of the Mercantile Building, 225 Front St., in downtown Juneau. Front Street Clinic offers medical services from a mid-level provider, a clinical case manager and limited dental services. The phone number is 463-4201.
SERRC / The Learning Connection
Most Services are FREE
Adult basic education and GED
• Instruction in reading, writing, and math
• GED preparation and testing
• Career and job readiness training
Job Assistance for Youth Aged 16-24 (JobX)
• Youth employment services, with education, paid internships, and job search assistance
Jobs for Adults Aged 55+
• Paid job training and placement assistance
Juneau Construction Academy
• Training and job placement in the construction trades
English as a Second Language and Citizenship Preparation
• English classes and tutoring
• Beginning and intermediate computer classes
• Job training
• Resume writing
• Open computer lab hours
• Classroom and behind-the-wheel training
• Adult education
• Family Nights that engage the entire family
• Toddler and preschool programs
• In-school support for elementary school-age children
• After school homework clubs
Juneau Adult Education Center: (907) 586-5718
Gruening Park Family Learning Center: (907) 780-6706
Outside of Juneau: (800) 478-6660 toll free
Tlingit and Haida Head Start: 463-7127
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that includes the parents, families, and communities while emphasizing education, health, nutrition, overcoming disabilities, social services, parent involvement, and staff development. Priority is given to low-income, pre-kindergarten aged children.
Tlingit and Haida Head Start Locations:
Main Office – 201 Cordova Street, Douglas: 463-7127
Gastineau Head Start – Gastineau Elementary School: 796-5025
Glacier Valley Head Start – Glacier Valley School: 780-1431
Salmon Creek Head Start – Juneau Pioneer Home, 4675 Glacier Hwy.: 780-2581
Taashuka Head Start -Faith Lutheran Church: 789-1512
Center-based programs offer comprehensive services for families of children ages 3-5. Services include transportation, nutrition, health, education, and family services. These services are offered 4 days a week, 4 hours a day in a preschool setting. Parents are encouraged to be involved at all levels.
United Way Southeast: Tel. 907-463-5530, Fax 907-463-4649
United Way of Southeast Alaska partners with government, business, individuals and agencies to inspire change through collaborative efforts on the most pressing issues of our diverse and far flung communities.