Other Resources for Youth 

"Be helpful to one another." - Bristol Bay Yup'ik

Resources for Sexual Health Information and Organizations:

HIV/AIDS and STD Clinical Resources:

ANTHC Early Intervention Services

http://www.anthc.org/cs/chs/hivclinic

Toll free: 1-888-855-8006, press 2
Fax: (907) 729-2942

Part of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and serves anyone living in rural Alaska and Fairbanks.

Provides for Alaska Natives individuals:

  • Clinical HIV Care
  • Early intervention services
  • HIV counseling, testing, and referral
  • Client care for those with HIV
  • Client Case Management
  • Coordination and referrals for other departments in provide comprehensive and holistic care including Traditional Healing
For Providers:
  • Consultation
  • Consultation on cases, regardless of patients ethnicity
  • Collaborative case management for rural Alaskans
  • Clinical collaboration
  • Clinical support tools
For tribal and non-tribal Clinicians and Providers
  • Education and Training
  • Statewide training
  • HIV Preceptors and technical assistance are provided at no cost for qualified providers

Planned Parenthood

4001 Lake Otis Parkway, #101, Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 563-2229

 http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center

Can answer all questions about contraceptives, family planning, STDs, HIV/AIDS, safe sex, breast cancer, cervical cancer, testing, screening, and other health questions.

Southcentral Foundation Primary Care Center

4501 Diplomacy Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 729-1000

Get tested, screened, and counseled about all health issues, including sexual health and breast/cervical cancers. Free for all Alaska Native and American Indians.

YOUR Village Health Care Clinic

Community Health Aides (CHAs) and providers undergo intensive training about HIV/AIDs, STDs, pregnancy, and contraceptives.

They are a wonderful source for:
  • Information
  • Testing
  • Screening
  • Counseling about safer sex and relationships

REMEMBER: people who work at the clinics are required to follow the laws of confidentiality.

Check out our Find a clinic page.

Local Alaska Resources

Alaska Tribal Health Corporations

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
729-1900
Aleutian//Pribilof Islands Association Inc.
276-2700
Annette Island and SU--Metlakatla Indian Community
886-4441 
Arctic Slope Native Association 852-2762
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
842-5201
Chugachmiut
562-4155
Copper River Native Association
822-5241
Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments  622-2587 
Eastern Aleutian Tribes Inc.  277-1440 
Ketchikan Indian Community  225-5158 
Kodiak Area Native Association
486-9800 
Maniilaq Association
442-7164 
Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium  822-5399
Native Village of Eklutna
688-6020 
Norton Sound Health Corporation
276-1362 
Seldovia Village Tribe 
234-7807 
Southcentral Foundation
729-2500 
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium  463-4040 
Tanana Chiefs Conference Inc.  452-8251 
Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
784-3238 
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation 
677-7501 

Alaska Youth Advocates (AYA)

*formally the Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation

http://www.aypfalaska.org

Teen Drop in Center
700TH 6TH Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

1:00p – 5:00p Tuesday – Friday

Nurse available Tuesday-Friday

Office phone number
907-929-2633

Teen Clinic Phone Number
907-563-TEEN (8336)
Fax number 907-279-2633

The Alaska Youth Advocates (AYA) is a non-profit agency dedicated to serving the needs of runaway and homeless adolescents and their families.  AYPF's Peer Outreach Workers, Education and Referral (POWER) program offers training to teens providing them with the skills to do street outreach, conduct prevention- based presentations to their peers and staff the free downtown POWER Teen Center.

What they do:
The P.O.W.E.R. Program (Peer Outreach Workers Education and Referral)
"We are a group of teen peer educators who help out our peers by running a downtown teen drop-in center, doing street outreach and presenting information on important social issues within the community."

Street Outreach:
The Power Outreach Workers approach youth at various locations where teens tend to gather.  Outreach occurs at malls, the Transit Center, recreation centers, schools, in-patient treatment facilities and various community events.  Peer outreach workers act as a walking referral, informing their peers about the various agencies and resources available to them.
  • Presentations
  • STI/STDs
  • Pregnancy
  • Communication
  • Stress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Birth Control Options
  • Domestic Violence
  • Job Training
  • Sexual Assault
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions

Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (4AS)

Anchorage Office

Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association
1057 W. Fireweed, Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: 907 263-2050
Fax: 907 263-2051

Juneau Office

Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association
174 S. Franklin Street, #207 (Physical)
P.O. Box 21481 (Mailing)
Juneau, AK 99802

Phone: 907 586-6089
1-888-660-AIDS(2437)
Fax: 907 586-1089

http://www.alaskanaids.org

MISSION:The mission of the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association is to be a key collaborator within the state of Alaska in the provision of supportive services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families and in the elimination of the transmission of HIV infection and its stigma.

Provides:
  • Case management
  • Syringe exchange
  • Supportive services
  • Testing
  • Education
  • Presentations

National Resources:

Alcohol, Drug and Pregnancy Hotline

1-800-638-BABY

GET YOURSELF TESTED

www.gytnow.org

  • Sexual health education aimed at Teens run by MTV
  • Has great videos
  • Has easy to comprehend information sheets and short articles

HPV Information

1-800-CDC-INFO

National GLBT Youth Hotline - Trevor Project

1-800-488-7386

National HIV and STD Testing Resource

http://www.hivtest.org

Operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Good resource for:
  • finding testing sites
  • information about STD vaccines
  • general information about HIV and STD testing

National Indian AIDS Hotline

1-800-283-2437

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

http://www.nnaapc.org
    
The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) helps organizations that serve Native communities to plan, develop and manage HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, and care and treatment programs.

MISSION:To address the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians through culturally appropriate advocacy, research, education, and policy development in support of healthy Indigenous people.

National STD Hotline - CDC

1-800-232-4636

SCARLETEEN

http://www.scarleteen.com/

  • Run by Planned Parenthood
  • Named #1 sexual health website for teens & young adults
  • Covers all topics for boys and girls about dating, sex, lesbian and gay, abuse, rape, and more

Sex, Etc.

http://sexetc.org/

Sex Education for teens, by teens managed by Rutgers University. Provides information, updates, magazines, and games on teen sexual health!

WeRNative

http://www.wernative.org

Operated by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) through the Project Red Talon.

MISSION: Provide training and technical assistance to tribes and tribal organizations throughout the U.S. for culturally appropriate sexual health and STD/HIV prevention programs.

A comprehensive, health resources website targeted for Native American and Alaska Native teens and young adults focusing on health and social issues. Topics addressed by WeRNative relate to physical and sexual health with the body and mind and providing positive identity with culture, community, and education.

Resources for Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Survivors:

National Resources

  • National Hopeline Network
    • Crisis Line 24/7
      • 1-800-784-2433
  • The Trevor Project
    • A suicide prevention hotline, questions service, and online chat service for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
    • Crisis Line 24/7
      •  1-866-488-7386
  •  Youth America Hotline
    • Counseling for teens by teens
    • Crisis Line 24/7
      • 1-877-968-8454
  • ULifeline
    • Counseling Centers & Crisis Lines For Your College or University

Statewide Resources

Regional Alaska Resources

Anchorage / Southcentral Alaska

Kenai

  • Central Peninsula Counseling Services
    • Crisis Line (24/7)
      • (907) 283-7511

Ketchikan

  • Gateway Center for Human Services
    • Crisis Line
      • (907) 225-4135

Wasilla

What if there isn't a crisis line in my area?

  • Call numbers in your state, even if they are outside your city or region.
  • The 800, 888 or 877 statewide and national numbers are toll-free in the entire state.
  • Call National numbers, listed above, which are free and operated 24/7.
  • Or, call 911 and ask for help. Tell them you are in suicidal danger.

Resources for Alcohol and Substance Abuse:

National Resources

  • Project Know Understanding Addiction
    • An online resource for understanding drug and alcohol addiction with treatment referral and advice
      • Call Treatment Advisors 24/7 at (800) 928-9139
  • Above the Influence
    • Read answers to submitted questions, like “How do I know if I’m addicted?” and watch inspiring ads.
    • 800-662-HELP (4357)
  • Al-anon/Alateen
    • A family and friends group who provide support to people with alcohol addictions

Alcohol

  • The Cool Spot
    • A place for young teen's to find information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.
  • Too Smart to Start
    • Check out this site to listen to what other teens have to say about alcohol, play interactive games, and learn how alcohol affects each part of your body.

Drugs

  • The Partnership at www.drugfree.org
    • A website to help parents prevent, intervene, and find treatment for their children.
      • Parents Toll-Free Helpline
855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)

and

Check out lots of publications and fact sheets with tips for teens about drugs like cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalents, heroin, prescription drugs, and club drugs, http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications

Quitting smoking:

  • 800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
  • SmokefreeTXT
    • Free text message cessation service with 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to teens trying to quit smoking
      • text QUIT to iQUIT (47848)

OR

Sign up at www.smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt

  • National Cancer Institute
    • 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)  Or
      • LiveHelp Online Chat You can send Instant Messages to the National Cancer Institute’s online quit-smoking counselors
  • nosmokingroom.org
    • A website for girls with quizzes, cool downloads, e-cards, and a journal for you to log your experiences with staying smoke-free!
  • Teen.smokefree.gov
    • National Cancer Institute, teens smoke free, helps teens understand the decisions they make — especially the decision to quit smoking — and how those decisions fit into their lives. 
Other Resources:
  • National Runaway Switchboard
    • 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
      • A national hotline and website dedicated to keeping runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Statewide and Regional Resources

To find alcohol and substance abuse treatment centers in your area visit the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator listing

http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/stateSearch.jspx

 

Al-anon/Alateen  

A family and friends group who provide support to people with alcohol addictions.

Anchorage: 907-276-6646
Mat Su Hot line: 907-357-2550
Fairbanks Hot line: 907-456-6458
Fairbanks: 907-322-1316

Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance
(907) 450-2453

Southcentral Foundation Health and Wellness Center

907-729-2689