A one-stop resource for connecting with a wide variety of services in your community including emergency food and shelter, educational opportunities, alcohol and drug treatment programs, senior services, child care, and much more. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 to connect with a 2-1-1 call specialist who will work with you to understand your need and connect you to the programs and services that can help.
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Covid-19 Hotline: 907-458-2888
Please reserve the line for medical concerns. Non-medical questions can be directed to the state’s 211 line.
Parenting Hotline: 907-456-9099
Hotline is open from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 7 days per week. Staff operators will be available to share resources, information parenting ideas and help with family problem solving.
AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) is a nationwide state and federal program that helps needy children who are deprived because at least one parent is absent, deceased, incapacitated, or unemployed. (907) 451-2850. 675 7th Ave.
People with disabilities may face unique challenges regarding their independence, including everyday tasks, such as driving. Those with disabilities may require vehicle modifications in order to make driving possible. Unfortunately, some of these modifications can be costly and may be out of reach for many.
That’s why we created a guide to help readers consider their options:
Our W3C accessible resource breaks down:
-- A state-by-state chart with grants and other resources on how to pay for vehicle modifications
-- Best cars for adaptive equipment and available discounts
-- The average cost of the most common vehicle modifications
-- Information on additional coverage to accommodate adaptive equipment
MILITARY FAMILY SERVICES
Serves ALL branches of military. Assists Warriors in Transition (WTs) and their family members to navigate Army programs by providing accurate information and coordinating referrals to the right people at the right agencies in order to help make the system work for them. (907) 353-7322.
Serves ALL branches of military. ASYMCA provides for military families through a plethora of programs. For additional information about each program, or a location/contact phone number, call (907) 353-5962 and ask about a program. Their child and student-friendly programs include:
-- Operation Kid Comfort: Upon request, Operation Kid Comfort will provide a quilt for kids aged six and under, or a pillow for kids aged seven and older. These quilts and pillows are handcrafted by volunteers and can have pictures of family, pets, etc. (at request) to help comfort children.
-- Food Pantry: Located in Ft. Wainwright, military family members can come and get emergency food and supplies when needed, no questions asked. Whether payments are delayed, issued incorrectly, or not being received, military families can go to the food pantry and receive emergency food and supplies.
-- Teddy’s Child Watch: Teddy’s is a free child-care program that offers up to two hours of free childcare for children aged 6 months to 12 years. This service is by appointment only, and vaccination records must be available at time of application. They are located in Ft. Wainwright at the Basset Army Community Hospital. To register, email TCW.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 361-5612.
-- Thrift Store: Located in Ft. Wainwright, the ASYMCA thrift store offers great deals on clothing and other used household items. Special deals are available to Bright Futures Fairbanks on www.k12northstar.org/BrightFutures pg. 11. DoD ID cardholders and free military wear is available to active duty and currently serving military.
-- Guardian Angel Program (GAP): During times of tragedy and immense economic/emotional trauma, ASYMCA offers housing, transportation, and food help through GAP. At utmost discretion, GAP is administered by the executive director to ensure participants in the program stay confidential.
Offers employment training, typing test, resource room for computer availability, workshops for interviewing skills and resume building, vocational counseling, individual employment counseling and access to internet. (907) 451-5967 or (907) 451-2875. 675 7th Avenue, Station D.
Offers recruitment, selection and referral of workers to job openings. On-the-job training. Youth Corps project and specials programs for groups such as Veterans, handicapped persons, youth, elderly, etc. Also administers the employment insurance program. (907) 451-2871.
Services include: cash, food stamps, Medicaid, Denali KidCare, Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP), health preventative screening services and pregnancy health care to eligible persons. Anyone living outside of Fairbanks area can communicate by mail. Pickup application for energy assistance (fuel and electricity bills) November 1-May 15th. (907) 451-2850 or 1-800-478-2850. 675 7th Avenue, Station G.
The Salvation Army provides comprehensive emergency services for people in need. These services are provided at 117 First Street, Fairbanks, AK. Services include food boxes, clothing and household goods, utility assistance, literacy services, disaster relief and casework services. (907) 452-5005 or (907) 452-3103. 1602 10th Ave.
(907) 452-7761. 725 26th Ave.
-- Food Boxes: Volunteers fill large boxes with 3 days worth of emergency food each day, and are delivered to various churches in the borough. You may receive up to 10 boxes each calendar year. To receive these food boxes, visit this page and call/visit the nearest church to you.
-- Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) & Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP): To be eligible, you must meet USDA federal poverty guidelines. Apply at Love INC to receive temporary food assistance. Food items include things like applesauce, dried beans, corn flake cereal, and canned veggies.
WIC provides free milk, cheese, eggs, tuna fish, cereal, fruit juice, infant formula, peanut butter, carrots, dried beans and dried peas to families with children under the age of 5. (907) 456-2990. 726 26th Avenue, Suite 2.
FAIRBANKS FAMILY ASSISTED HOUSING
Below is a list of apartments/houses in the Fairbanks area that offer rental assistance to low-income families. Each listed item has its own application and waitlist. For more information or applications please call the attached phone numbers:
-- Chenana Apartments – (907) 479-4690
-- South Haven Apartments – (907) 451-7230
-- Executive Estates – (907) 479-3655
-- River point Village Apartments – (907) 374-1642
-- Little Dipper Apartments - (907) 452-6092
-- Weeks Field Estates - (907) 479-2054
-- Parkwest Apartments - (907) 479-4981
-- Tanana Apartments (North Pole)- (907) 488-3215
Offers both a men’s and women’s center, providing a bed and three meals a day. They also offer counseling, clothing, and long-term recovery programs for men and women. There are no fees for these services. (907) 452-5343. 723 27th Ave.
A 24-hour shelter providing advocacy, crisis intervention, support groups, legal advocacy for individuals who have endured domestic violence and sexual assault. Also offering community education and training on the prevention and effects of domestic violence and sexual assault. (907) 452-2293. 726 26th Avenue, Suite #1.
Provides homeless, near homeless, and other marginalized youth, support to help them move towards stability, health in all its forms, and self sufficiency. Provides professional accredited counseling through Clearwater Counseling.
The Door is a 24-7 shelter for homeless youth aged 12-18, located at 138 10th Avenue in Fairbanks. The shelter provides a safe place to sleep, home cooked meals, clothing, supplies, and connections to community resources to help youth find stability. Phone: (907) 374-5678. 138 Tenth Ave.
The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) provides several programs for Alaskans needing financial assistance moving into homes or apartments. Their most notable programs are listed below. However, call (907) 456-3738 or visit the Fairbanks Investment Center (FFIC) at 1441 22nd Ave. to apply for any of the programs offered.
-- Moving Home Program (MHP): MHP is a referralbased program that offers rental assistance for individuals or families transitioning from homelessness or institutional settings. To make a referral, visit the website or call the number above.
-- Public Housing Program: Families with an income below 80% of the area’s medium are eligible to apply for this program. As units become available, families are contacted and scheduled an appointment to go over available places to stay and pricing points.
-- Private Rental Program: For people renting from a privately owned unit, AHFC will pay for a portion of rent directly to a landlord each month for those at or below 50% of the area’s median income.
(907) 328-2977. 253 Romans Way.
-- The Southside Reentry Center transitional supportive housing program for men & women who have had involvement with the criminal justice system. Participants who fulfill program requirements are assisted with their transition to permanent housing.
-- Prosperity House permanent supported housing units are available to those completing the transitional program and those experiencing homelessness. Residences are typically fully furnished, and are accompanied by a multitude of supportive services.