Your Community Connections

Community Connections is a unique non-profit, human service organization. Our services cover the life span of individuals and are designed to assist with developing independence, learning new skills and living in the community of one’s choice. We serve individuals with developmental disabilities, adults with physical disabilities, elders, very young children who are developmentally delayed or at risk, and children with behavioral health needs.

Children's Health Fair

Childrens Health Fair POW 2018

Save the date! This year’s Children’s Health Fair on Prince of Wales will be Saturday, February 17th at Craig High School.

  • A fun event for families with children prenatal to 5 years old.
  • Games for the children and resources for parents
  • Door prizes and snacks
  • Please mark your calendars and spread the word!

Pick.Click.Give.

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Excited to get your permanent fund dividend this year? So are we! And we’d be even more excited if you decide to share part of it with Community Connections.

It’s simple: visit pfd.alaska.gov to complete your online application, and pledge to support Community Connections in the Pick.Click.Give. section.

Your donations will go towards things like

  • art supplies and classes for customers
  • sensory integration tactile balls, slings, and audio toys
  • ear buds for the early learning program hearing clinic
  • lending library with educational materials and training resources

**Pledges can be added to PFD’s up til August 31st. **

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Sock Drive!

List of drop site locations

Success! This year we were able to warm 7500 toes with all the socks we’ve collected and delivered to members of our community. A big thank you to EVERYONE who supported us! That includes the Coast Guard (they donated their proceeds from their Haunted Mansion!) and the State Troopers (who learned of our sock drive at a Jiu-Jitsu practice!) and The Cloths Company (who donated a bunch of socks!) and Burnettes Construction….. this list is getting so long…. what a great problem to have. Also thanks to our media sponsors, who helped us get the word out about the Sock Drive:

  • Elgee Rehfeld Mertz LLC
  • Les Schwab
  • Packer Construction
  • Davies-Barry Insurance
  • Welsh Whiteley Architects
  • Basic Transportation
  • Coastal Real Estate Group

And of course another thank you to all of the businesses in Ketchikan and around Prince of Wales who set out a collection basket for us in their stores.

Stellar Staff Spotlight • January 2018

Stellar Staff Spotlight

Wanda has worked with us on Prince of Wales for over 6 years, and has been instrumental in building our relationship with the Hydaburg schools. Wanda used to teach at Head Start, and found out about Community Connections through a clinician here. “It was a big difference from teaching, but I have grown to love what I do.” She coordinates services for Children’s Mental Health, and her favorite part of the job is working with families in Hydaburg.

In her free time she spends a lot of time with her family (they are in a dance group!) and makes native regalia.

Thank you for all that you do, Wanda!

Our services are comprehensive, responsive to family-identified needs, respectful of individual family values, and are culturally sensitive. Referrals can be made by anyone.

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Early Learning Program
Services for families of children aged birth to three years with developmental delays or who are “at risk” of developing delays. Services are designed to assist families in supporting their child’s development. Individualized services may include; speech, physical and occupational therapy, specialized instruction and service coordination.
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Early Learning Program

Children’s Mental Health
Comprehensive mental health services for children and their families. These services provide a broad range of inter-ventions and supports to children and families in the home and community. Available services include; psychological assessments, individual, family or group counseling and intensive experiential skill building in group, individual and family settings.
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Senior and Disability Services
Services for individuals with developmental disabilities and seniors who require assistance to remain in their community of choice and with achieving their life goals. Through partnerships with the individuals and families served, a customized plan for services is developed that is aimed at supporting each individual’s ability to live, work and learn to their fullest potential. Services are provided wherever the person chooses to reside, socialize, recreate, or work. Services include; respite care, chore services, consumer directed personal care, transportation, care coordination, supported employment, supported living and day habilitation.
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