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.

Latest Blogs and Photos (Click blog title to read the full article.)

  • 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.

  • New Beginnings

    Now that the Holidays have drawn to a close and the tree, decorations and lights have been taken down and stored, we would like to take a moment to reflect on all the great acts of generosity and kindness that went into making the season as special as possible for all of the children here at AK Child & Family.

  • Throwback Thursday #4

    "On January 21, 1966, after shipping 38,000 pounds of stuff in large semis, we packed 21 kids, 3 staff, their luggage, and one dog into a 1956 dilapdated school bus named Matilda trailed by three cars, a truck and two vans and made our way to Anchorage. The kids and staff were all seeing the new facility for the very first time." Dick Gilbert, Executive Director 1965-1974




We graciously accept monetary donations, which are tax deductible. We welcome donations in-person, by post, telephone and online. Donations can be presented, mailed or phoned to:

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


For Alaskans choosing to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend, we are an eligible Pick. Click. Give. recipient. Click the image below to review our Pick. Click. Give. profile.


There are supplies that we seek all year. We've made a printable Wish List to show what items we most often need.








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