DID YOU KNOW?
There are 3,100 children in state custody in Alaska, and without support,
these children face hard odds...
FACILITATING RELATIONSHIPS FOR FAMILIES IN CRISIS WITHIN HEALTHY, SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
However, "Children who see their parents on a weekly basis are ten times more likely to be reunified with their parents than children who do not." Child Youth Services Review 2011
WHAT DOES THE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER DO?
Offers free visitation, transportation, and support services to families in the foster care system
Introduces and facilitates relationships with a healthy support family in the community to come alongside them outside of visitations, providing practical mentorship and peer support
Encourages family reunification by providing space for family bonding activities such as child-led play, art, reading, and shared meals around a table
Provides support services and referrals to other programs
Uses community resources and social media to obtain needed items like clothing and furniture
WHAT ROLE CAN YOU PLAY?