Facing Foster Care in Alaska
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Our Mission is to improve the foster care
system through sharing our experiences, supporting and educating youth
and social services and implementing positive change in society as a
Facing Foster Care in
Alaska (FFCA) is a group of current foster youth and
alumni that has formed to make improvements to the
foster care system in Alaska.
FFCA membership -- youth currently in care, age 15
and older, are eligible. Youth must be willing to participate in
the advisory board, and must want to work on improving
the foster care system for others.
Alumni are those
youth ages 18-24 and currently out of care who were in
legal out-of-home placement through the Office of
Children’s Services sometime during their youth.
Members meet quarterly in their regions.
If you are
interested in joining us, or
know of a youth or alumni who may be interested in joining
FFCA, please contact Amanda Metivier at
2013 Statewide Retreats
February 27 - March 1 (Juneau)
* SPECIAL APPLICATION REQUIRED - CLICK HERE
If you are interested in
attending a FFCA retreat, contact
Stop By Our Office
FFCA has an office at 323 E.
4th Avenue in Anchorage. The FFCA space is
co-located at the Anchorage Office of Children's
Services. FFCA and OCS are partnering to provide a Youth
Room where youth will be able to access independent
living services such as employment, education, etc. Amanda's work hours are
Monday through Friday from 1PM to 5PM.
Feel free to
stop by and check out the space. Amanda is available to
help link FFCA youth/alumni to resources and teach them
to advocate for themselves on an individual level as
well as a systems level. Call Amanda (230-8237) or drop by soon!
Get More Information
2012 FFCA Brochure
The FFCA webpages are hosted by Alaska CASA in partnership with the youth and alumni of FFCA.
Content is provided by FFCA.