Military Family Services

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    • Military Student Support at Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
      Phone: (907) 452-2000 x11340
      Location: Room 220 at 520 5th Avenue Fairbanks, AK 99701
      Website: www.k12northstar.org/military 
      The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is a military-friendly school district and we want to help make your transition as smooth as possible.
       
    • American Red Cross
      Phone: (907) 456-5937
      Location:
      Website: http://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/military-families
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • Provides emergency communication service, financial assistance, information and referral service and deployment services

    • Solider and Family Assistance Center:
      Phone: (907) 353-7322
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • To assist Warriors in Transition (WTs) and their family members 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.

    • Alaska National Guard Child & Youth Program:
      Phone: (907) 428-6670
      Location:
      Website: www.jointservicesupport.org
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • Helps youth cope with stress and look for ways to grow during the deployment cycle: provide saccurate and useful information to the youth of the AK National Guard and other service branches. AKNG Family Program provides overall support, deployment cycle training, information and referral, all facets of needs, etc. for any branch of service.

    • Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA):
      Phone: (907) 353-5962
      Location:
      Website: https://www.asymca.org/alaska-home
      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 the information line above and ask about a program. Their child and student-friendly programs include:
        • Operation Kid Comfort
          Upon request, Opeeration 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 emergencey food and supplies when needed, no questions asked. Whether payments are delayed, issued incorrectly, or not being received, miliary 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 -fwa@akasymca.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 avaialable to DoD ID cardholders, and free military wear is available to active duty and currently serving military.  
        • Airport Courtesy Lounge
          Located at the Fairbanks International Airport, this lounge is open to all military members looking for a safe and comfortable place to stay while waiting for flights. Snacks and drinks are available.
        • 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. 

    Located on Fort Wainwright Army Post –

    • Youth Center:
      Phone: (907) 361-5437
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • Offering both structure and pure recreation in the pursuit of personal physical fitness, team sports, life skills, leisure time, technology and the arts. Serving school aged children 6th – 12th grades of military, DOD civilian sponsors or government contractors.

    • Child Development Center 1 and 2 (CDC):
      Phone: CDC 1 - (907) 361-4190; CDC 2 - (907) 361-9056
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves children of military, DOD civilian sponsors or government contractors
      • Offers fully accredited programs through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. CDC 1 offers a larger variety of these programs and childcare services to children aged six and older. CDC 2 offers childcare services to children aged six and under.

    • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
      Phone: (907) 353-4243
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves family members of Active Duty, Active Guard/Reserve Army from birth to any age
      • Helps work with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support, and personnel services to families/children with special needs.

    • Child and Family Behavioral Services
      Phone: (907) 361-4150
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves spouses and children of active duty and retired service members
      • Offers individual, family, marriage and group therapy counseling services.

    • School Age Center:
      Phone: (907) 361-7394
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • Provides before and after school care with age-appropriate, child-centered activities: arts and crafts, games, technology, performing arts, science and a homework assistance program. Serving children Kindergarten – 6th grade, of military, DOD civilian sponsors or government contractors

    • Family Child Care:
      Phone: (907) 353-6266
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • To provide a “home away from home” family childcare in a certified provider’s home that must meet safety, fire and health standards. Serving children 4 weeks - 12 years of age of military, DOD civilian sponsors or government contractors

    Located on Eielson Air Force Base –

    • Youth Center:
      Phone: (907) 377-3194
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • Offers activities and events for children in a fun, safe environment. Programs are designed to enrich the lives of youth in the community. Serving children with base access and are 9 -18 years’ old.

    • Child Development Center (CDC):
      Phone: (907) 377-3237
      Location:
      Website:
      Serving children 6 weeks old – 5 years old of military families
      • Provides available, affordable, quality childcare for children.

    • School Age Program:
      Phone: (907) 377-5437
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • Offering before and after school care and full-time care during the summer and winter breaks. Serving military connected children 5 – 12 years’ old.

    • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
      Phone: (907) 377-4041
      Location:
      Website:
      Serving active duty and Active Guard Reserve families with military connected children
      • The Air Force’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs, to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, education, community support, housing, and personnel services to families with special needs.

    • Family Child Care:
      Phone: (907) 377-3636
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves ALL branches of military
      • Child and Youth Registration and Referral Monitor in-home child care services by licensed providers on Eielson AFB Serving military-connected children ages 6 weeks – 12 years’ old

    • Airman’s Attic:
      Phone: (907) 377-4390
      Location:
      Website:
      Serves active duty, guard, and reserve enlisted Airmen, TSgt (E-6) and below, and their family members.
      • Provide a clearinghouse for donations of necessary household items, clothing, books, and any other items that will improve quality of life. Air Force SNCOs, retirees, officers, and their family members are authorized to utilize the facility on designated days.

    • Alaska Air National Guard Psychological Health:
      Phone: (907) 377-9623        24hr hotline: (907) 347-4356
      Serves the Air National Guard branch of military
      • Addresses psychological health concerns. Serving all Air Guard members and their families.

    Recognition of Partners in Education does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the school district.