Statewide Resources

The following lists can help you plan fun, engaging, and safe activities for your assigned child/youth. Please be mindful of local COVID-19 safety protocols, and read Alaska CASA's COVID policies for volunteers. Check out our Local Resources page for activity ideas in your area.

Statewide Resources

The following resources and support provided by Alaska CASA and Alaska CASA’s partner organizations have largely been organized to highlight statewide service providers.

OCS’s mission is ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of children by strengthening families, engaging communities, and partnering with Tribes.

 

Alaska CARES helps children who have experienced trauma from abuse. Victim advocates, law enforcement, child protection, tribal health, forensic medicine, and mental health professionals work together to support Alaska’s most vulnerable kids.

Alaska Center for Resource Families provides support and training to Alaska’s foster, adoptive, relative caretakers, and guardianship families.

Alaska Children’s Trust’s mission is to ensure all Alaska children grow up in a family and community that provides them with all the tools and resources necessary to make their dreams come true.

The youth and alumni members of FFCA provide training to CASA volunteers at the biennial statewide CASA conference, as well as through continuing education sessions hosted by local programs.

FACC began as CASAs for Children in 1991. The non-profit organization was born when a generous CASA volunteer wanted to donate funds to support CASA volunteers and youth and discovered that the program was unable to accept her donation. As a result, CASAs for Children formed to receive and distribute financial support.  

 

Today, FACC continues to collaborate with State and Tribal programs, raising funds to meet our shared goal of improving outcomes for children and youth in care. FACC provides vital support to Alaska CASA programs, helping us advocate for children while augmenting state support with donations from the private sector. Here are just a few ways FACC supports the work of CASA volunteers:

 

FACC has limited funding available to meet the needs of children in state custody when no other funding is available. To qualify, the funding must not be available through OCS, foster care payments, or other readily available community resources.

Independent Living Funds are available through the Office of Children's Services for youth in custody and those who were in custody on or after their 16th birthday but have not yet turned 21, who need support as they prepare for the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency.

 

Children learn more during their first three years than any other time in their life. PIC’s mission is to provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers with special needs, to enhance the child’s development.

This guide covers essential topics like housing assistance, financial literacy, and career development.