Empowering Families, Nurturing Futures
Child and Family Services provides support and resources to children and families in communities across Kodiak Island. We prioritize the well-being and safety of children while working to strengthen family units. Our programs create safe, nurturing, and supportive environments, empowering families on their journey toward well-being and resilience.
Child and family services
Cama’i Home Visiting is a voluntary home visiting program for Alaska Native and American Indians. Providers utilize the Parents as Teachers curriculum to meet with families to help parents reach their fullest potential for their children. This program is for families with children from prenatal through five years. Parents are their children’s first and best teachers. Providers will work with the Ages & Stages curriculum to track milestones; encourage healthy eating habits, developmentally appropriate play, and medical and dental needs. This program is available to families residing in Kodiak and our villages. If you have questions please contact (907) 486-1305 or email us at email@example.com.
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) program provides services to the Native Villages of Akhiok, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, and Ouzinkie through tribal resolution. Our team acts as designated tribal representatives in all Child in Need of Aid cases (CINA). Program specialists work with families to prevent the removal of a child(ren) by the Office of Children Services (OCS). Additionally, we provide support to families who have had their child(ren) removed by OCS, ensuring the child is placed with a relative or in another tribal member’s home.
In our efforts to preserve cultural traditions within the community, we have the valuable support of an ICWA Coordinator. Our coordinator actively works towards promoting and advancing cultural practices while also accompanying OCS staff during investigations involving allegations of abuse or neglect.
Our ICWA team is available to provide vital assistance and advocacy for families navigating the child welfare system. If you have questions or are in need of support please email ICWA@kodiakhealthcare.org.
The Infant Learning Program (ILP) provides family-centered services to all families residing in the Kodiak Island Borough with children aged birth through 36 months. ILP focuses on children who have been diagnosed with developmental or medical delays or who are at risk for such delays.
To determine eligibility for ILP services, we offer free screenings and evaluations. If a child is determined eligible, our team will work closely with the family to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan tailored to meet the child’s specific needs. Services are provided in the child’s natural environment or through teleintervention capabilities, facilitated by our ILP staff and contract therapists.
At ILP, we understand the importance of connecting families to support and services within the community and state. We strive to be a valuable resource by linking families with the necessary assistance. Additionally, we offer free vision and hearing screenings, toddler groups, and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) Program as part of our comprehensive services.
The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVP) provides critical support and resources to survivors of violence, regardless of gender. We understand the urgent need for victims to find safe shelter, and we offer essential assistance with housing and transportation to ensure their safety.
In close collaboration with the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center (KWRCC) , FVP works diligently to provide comprehensive support. We prioritize the well-being of survivors, and we offer practical solutions that enable them to escape harmful situations and find refuge in a secure environment.
FVP collaborates with training for advocates and community responders, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to effectively address instances of violence.
Recognizing the importance of building relationships and support networks for women, we organize activities such as the annual Women’s Wellness Retreat. These events create opportunities for women to connect, engage in healing activities, and build supportive relationships.
Our program empowers survivors, promotes safety, and seeks to break the cycle of violence. We stand alongside survivors of violence, offering the necessary resources, support, and tools to help them rebuild their lives and create a brighter future.
Tribal Victims Set Aside Grant offers intensive case management and advocacy services to all victims of crime including domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking or harassment in the Kodiak region.
We are committed to empowering crime victims and helping them navigate the legal, emotional, and practical challenges they may face. We stand ready to assist and support victims, ensuring they have access to the services and assistance they deserve.