Reclaiming Futures: Communities Helping Teens Overcome Drugs, Alcohol and Crime: Anchorage, Alaska

The Foundation's initiative, Reclaiming Futures: Communities Helping Teens Overcome Drugs, Alcohol & Crime, was designed to build community solutions to substance abuse and delinquency by developing the systems infrastructure necessary to deliver comprehensive care within the juvenile justice system.Alcohol and drug abuse is the most pervasive and destructive health problem in Alaska today. It is especially prevalent among young, early status offenders, often co-occurring with mental health issues. An estimated 33.4 percent of Alaskan adolescents report binge drinking, and within specific minority groups, substance abuse has reached epidemic proportions adding urgency to the need for relevant treatment services and an efficient system of delivery. The purpose of this project, over the next year, is to build a process to identify the treatment needs of youth and create individual treatment plans that build on the strengths of youth and families. It will also focus on increasing access to a full range of treatment services including, but not limited to, substance abuse, mental health, and family counseling.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,000,000.00

Awarded on: 3/26/2003

Time frame: 4/1/2003 - 9/30/2007

Grant Number: 47640


United Way of Anchorage

701 West 8th Avenue
Anchorage, 99501-3453


Tom Begich
Project Director