Anchorage Children’s homes has been a member of the InstantCard family since 2012. Anchorage Children’s Home’s mission is to be an Anchor for today’s children, strengthening tomorrow’s families.
Anchorage Children’s Homes was founded by a small group of concerned citizens in 1983. Originally the “McElvey Home,” it was created to to serve those whom no one else would help. This culture of compassion and community partnership continues in Anchorage’s services today.
In 1985, with the addition of Hidle House Anchorage’s vision expanded to include homeless youth who run away, were thrown out, or at-risk due to their family life.
Anchorage continues to provide a continuum of care for at-risk and abused and neglected children, youth and their families, 24 hours a day, 7 days through screening, assessment, case management and counseling, basic shelter, and non-residential aftercare services. From its humble beginning in 1983 to its present success as a nationally accredited service provider, we maintain our culture of caring that makes the difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. We will continue to pursue our vision through community partnership and proven best practices that have served our children and youth well for many years.
On any given night up to 20 youth, ages 10-17 years old, are kept off the streets through our crisis shelter, Hidle House. In Hidle, we focus on providing safe shelter while working with youth to resolve immediate family problems.
The Bridge Transitional Living Program
Empowering youth, 16-21 years old, to become fully prepared contributing, interdependent members of the community; The Bridge Program serves up to 6 youth residentially and 14 youth in non-residential services each year.
Hannah’s Maternity Transitional Living
Apartment based living for homeless teens age 16-22 who are pregnant or have had their baby within 6 months. Hannah’s provides a safe place to live while staff help youth develop adequate life skills leading to independence and successful parenting.
Sibling Group Home
Sibling Group Home provide housing for up to 8 youth between the ages of 6-12 who are currently in foster care. The home allows sibling groups to stay together and be closer to their immediate family while they work on building healthy relationships.
When children, birth – 17 years old, who have been found to be abused, neglected, or abandoned, our Care Management program is there to help. Through Care Management, Anchorage provides child protective supervision, foster care case management, and intensive family intervention.
Street Outreach & Recovery Program
The program is a mobile unit of street outreach workers who engage homeless youth, providing basic essentials such as food, water and hygiene products, while building a trusting relationship helping them to make a smooth transition into self-sufficient living free from the dangers of homelessness and street life.
Anchorage Family Counseling
When school aged children, youth and their families need help with restoring and strengthening their relationships at home, AFC provides individual, family and group counseling and case management. Services are provided in the home, at school, or in our office for up to 12 weeks.
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