At the Alaska Center for Resource Families, our mission is to provide support and trauma-informed education to all of Alaska’s resource families. A Resource Family is a family that is providing a safe, healing home for a child in out-of-home placement. They could be foster or adoptive parents, relative caregivers or guardianship families. Our services strengthen and enhance a family’s skills, while developing new ones. We are dedicated to working in collaborative relationships with OCS, Tribes, and others involved in the foster care and adoptive systems.
The Alaska Center for Resource Families seeks to support, encourage, and assist individuals who wish to become foster parents or to adopt through the foster care system. Our program welcomes all prospective parents regardless of race, age, sex, marital status, religious beliefs, physical disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Did you know…there are over 3,000 Alaskan children in out of home care, right now? State Courts and Tribal Courts need homes that can provide care for children that are unable to be with their primary caregiver. Have you ever thought about what is takes to be a foster parent? Please join us for a free Orientation and see if you have what it takes.
The Adoption Learning Path is an adoption preparation series that families are encouraged to participate in when considering Foster Care and/or Adoption in their home. Families that are seeking to grow by foster care or adoption have an opportunity … [Continue reading]
The Alaska Center for Resource Families and the Alaska 4-H are collaborating on a series of whole-family oriented workshops. Twice a month an event is held for foster families. Both foster parents and the youth in their home are invited to both a … [Continue reading]
Maybe you aren’t able to provide a home for a child or sibling group, but there are other things you can do to help support and nurture the life a child or sibling group that are in out-of-home care. You can donate suitcases or care packages to the … [Continue reading]