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Family Centered Services Of Alaska

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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: Fcsa is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation providing individualized behavioral and mental health services to children and young adults experiencing emotional difficulties in the least restrictive setting. Services delivered by fcsa are provided in fairbanks, delta junction, wasilla, the mat-su borough, and dillingham. Fcsa provides services through a variety of programs. Each program is tailored to meet the special needs of a particular population of children.

Programs: In wasilla and the greater mat-su borough, fcsa provides outpatient service, clinical services in two area schools, and operates a respite home and four (4) therapeutic foster group homes for both boys and girls. Each home can provide services for up to five children. The services provided in the homes are the same as those outlined in the tfgh program. Fcsa also licenses and supports a number of therapeutic foster homes in the area.

the residential treatment center (rtc) is a 24-hour residential program for youth ranging in age from 12-18 (male and female) who are experiencing mental or behavioral health challenges and are in need of a stable, therapeutic environment. The rtc is licensed by the state of alaska as a residential child care facility (rccf) for a maximum of 70 clients. All clinical services are provided on-site; including but not limited to individual, group, and family therapy. There are four cottages, connected to a central services and administrative building accessed by enclosed walkways or links. Each cottage is separated into two units. Each unit has two dayrooms with one designated as a quiet area and the other designated as a central gathering area. Each of the four cottages has a shared activity room. The building also houses a comprehensive education center, cafeteria, full sized gymnasium, and theater for recreation.

fcsas youth education support services or yess program serves more than 30 students per year. The summer activity and work programs serve more than 60 clients per year. Students at the schools participate in all school district required testing to measure their achievement levels. Students receive credit for the courses they have completed. The majority of the youth served are able to return to a less restrictive school placement.

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