Crisis and mental health services

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Anchorage »

Good mental health is important for everyone. Mental health is as important as physical health to our quality of life. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness, but also means having the skills necessary to cope with life’s challenges. If ignored, mental health problems can interfere with children’s learning, development, relationships, and physical health. (National Association of School Psychologists)


Community help call center and website

United Way Alaska 211 »


Community health

Municipality of Anchorage »

  • Animal Shelters, Care and Control
  • Alaska Psychiatric Institute
  • Hospitals
  • Child Care
  • Community Health Resources
  • Day Care
  • Disability Resources
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Immunization
  • Reproductive Health Clinic
  • Salvation Army
  • WIC


Anchorage Family Resource list


  • Shelters
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Legal Services


Child care and health

Denali Kid Care »


Alaska Housing Authority »

  • Affordable housing
  • Public housing application
Health and safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention »

  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Injuries
  • Sexual Behaviors
  • Tobacco Use
  • Skin Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Food Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Terrorism
  • Violence


Education info for parents and students

Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development »

  • Assessment and Curriculum
  • Commissions and  Divisions
  • Education Programs
  • Recognition and Scholarship Programs
  • Family, School, and Business Networks


Disability info and resources

ASD STEP Center »


Teen info for parents

KidsHealth »

  • General Health
  • Growth and Development
  • Emotion and Behavior
  • Safety
  • Nutrition and Fitness


Parent info for teens

KidsHealth »

  • Nutrition
  • General Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Mental Health
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Diseases and Conditions


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