Resources to Keep Your Family Safe & Healthy
With the need to be physically distant, wear masks, and wash often, the world as we knew it has changed. This affects our family lives — sometimes drastically. With some schools only operating virtually and many people still recovering from layoffs or working from home, stress is bound to set in. We are here to help! Read on for advice and guidance.
- AHFC: Family and Youth Resources has activities, advice, and people to help support you.
- Thread Alaska has several resources ranging from transitioning to kindergarten to paying for childcare to talking to your children about wearing masks. As school starts across the state, we encourage you to talk with your child’s teacher and seek other support services.
- Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services offers Tips for Managing Stress During a Crisis and Resources for Parents and Caregivers.
- Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has programs available in communities across the state, along with services that range from shelter to legal advocacy, counseling and more. We know the stress of being inside can increase the risk of domestic violence. If you are in crisis or immediate danger, please call 911 or your local crisis hotline for assistance.
Keeping our community safe and healthy is more important than ever. We encourage you to share these resources with your friends and family.