AK Child & Family brings hope to troubled young lives through a broad range of mental health services. Our residential psychiatric treatment, community based programs and treatment foster homes offer the structure, care and expertise to help young people facing significant challenges build strong, positive, healthy lives.

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  • Quasquicentennial (Family After All)

    “The Lake has frozen over again,” wrote Clara Cook on March 14, 1914, “and the wind is blowing awful hard.” But from her window she could see the boys had made themselves sails and were flying across the ice on skates. “The children all love the wind,” she wrote, “and we have lots of snow now.”

    Children arrived at the Methodist Jess Lee Home under traumatic circumstances. Often one or both of their parents had died or the family was destitute from illness or misfortune. To greater or lesser extents, the children must have been bewildered, they were frightened and alone. Then, with the resiliency of youth they adapted; they built themselves sails. They flew across the icy lake … (From Volume 1 of Family After All)

  • Throwback Thursday #5

    Girls from the C dorms enjoy a day of sledding at the Jesse Lee Home in Seward, January, 1955.

  • The Silent Film

    I was having such a good time getting to know my new school, Hanshew, (that I first went to on the ninth) when I heard I was going to another symphony, for the fifth time. I got even more excited, and I had thought I had had enough excitement from my first week of school. Apparently, I was wrong about that.




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4600 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK  99
(907) 346-2101


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