Volunteers of America Alaska

Volunteers of America Alaska


Volunteers of America Alaska is a non-profit organization that provides a range of services to the community. These include residential treatment for clients ages 13 to 18, as well as outpatient (OP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) substance abuse treatment for clients ages 12+. Our organization also offers affordable housing, substance abuse outreach and education, support services for the elderly, and programming for first-time juvenile offenders. Please note that detox services are not available on site, but aftercare services are available for clients who complete treatment.


The treatment process at Volunteers of America Alaska begins with the submission of an application for specific service programs. Each program has its own assessment paperwork and application that are carefully reviewed by admissions counselors. Qualified clients are then contacted and enrolled in the appropriate programs.

Treatment at Volunteers of America Alaska combines faith-based practices with traditional talk and recreational therapy methods. Recreational therapies are delivered through various outdoor programs, such as Camp Hope and the outpatient programs, where clients participate in camp-like activities including water sports, hiking, and crafts. Additionally, clients engage in informal and formal education experiences to enhance their understanding of addiction and substance abuse prevention.

In addition to substance abuse counseling, clients also receive academic and wellness education services. Academic education is provided in partnership with the Anchorage School District, while wellness services include milieu therapy, sober living practices, and nutrition counseling.

The duration of treatment varies depending on the method. Residential treatment typically lasts five to seven months, while outpatient services generally span 12 weeks. Weekly aftercare services are available for clients who successfully complete these programs.

Volunteers of America Alaska also offers a range of non-treatment services, including outreach, prevention, and intervention programs for youth and families. Our organization provides special support to children affected by their parents’ substance abuse through programs like Camp Hope. We also conduct workshops for families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


Volunteers of America Alaska employs a team of dedicated professionals including counselors, milieu specialists, residential care assistants, recreational and wellness therapy leaders, and other treatment coordinators. The facility and staff are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.


Located amidst lush forests and scenic mountain views, Volunteers of America Alaska’s residential facility can accommodate up to 24 clients at a time. While the facility maintains a clinical environment, common areas are designed with large picture windows to allow ample natural light. The surrounding area offers access to mountains, forests, and lakes, providing opportunities for recreational activities.


Volunteers of America Alaska has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews on its official Facebook page. Eleven of the reviews awarded the organization the highest rating of 5 stars. Alumni Bill described the staff as “the most kind, caring and helping people,” while alum Kari called the organization “wonderful.” Reviews on Google were also positive, with two maximum 5-star ratings and one 4-star rating. One reviewer, Chris, praised the agency for its professional services for adolescents and adults in need of assessment, substance abuse treatment, and mental wellness treatment.


Best-rehabs.com has received one staff review of Volunteers of America Alaska. The overall review was positive, with ratings of 4 out of 5 stars given for the program’s treatment effectiveness, exercise/leisure options, family participation, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. The staff member also rated the facility’s cleanliness/maintenance with 4 stars. However, the center’s holistic offerings received only 2 out of 5 stars. The staff member emphasized that they provide affordable and comprehensive counseling services and have a referral network through partnering organizations for clients requiring additional treatment beyond what is provided.


Volunteers of America Alaska accepts most private insurance providers, as well as Medicaid. Treatment fees are adjusted on a sliding scale based on the client’s financial situation. Financial assistance is available for clients who are unable to afford the cost of treatment.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/Volunteers-of-America-Alaska-186048648262688/reviews

[2] https://goo.gl/QpgWB4

Volunteers of America Alaska Reviews

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  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • In our contact with the community, we have a strong and positive connection with the youth of our community. We provide affordable and complete counseling for our clients with a schedule set up around their schedules. If we cannot fully treat their needs, we have a full referral contact list through the 12-like organizations we partner with for the total treatment of our clients. Not enough people know that our facility is here to serve them and we have been working on our branding this past year to make the public more aware of us and what we do. Not enough time is put into advertising us to the community due to the need for more volunteers.Overall, Volunteers of America is the right choice for all of your needs, not just rehab. Our goal is to educate our youth and community on the ills of substance abuse currently going on around us. In forming a coalition with other like-minded organizations, we are in a position to help the whole family both mentally and physically achieve a more positive outlook on life.