Clinical and Community Based Services
You’ll need to complete our Request for Services Form. You can also call our offices and complete the form over the phone, or pick up a paper copy.
Once complete, the information will be reviewed by clinical staff. During the last year we have had longer wait times due to many families asking for our services. We will discuss wait times with you in an initial phone call. Please complete the forms to the best of your ability; we rely on the information in order to contact you. If you would like help completing the forms, call Community Connections and ask to speak with a Service Coordinator in Children’s Mental Health.
Therapeutic Foster Care Services
Children are often referred to Therapeutic Foster Care Services through the Office of Children’s Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice. In Alaska, parents may also voluntarily place a child in a Therapeutic Foster Care home. This often supports a child and family in accessing a residential level of care without leaving their home community.
In order for a child or youth to be transitioned into one of our Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, a screening process must be done to determine the level of care needed. If the child is likely to benefit from Community Connections’ services, the child is then matched to one of our foster care providers, therapists and service coordinator to begin the transition.
Contact us to ask about availability of placements or if you have any questions about the process.