Coronavirus Resources for Foster Care Families & Youth

  •  Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    During these times of change and uncertainty, our goal is to provide helpful information to students in foster care and their fostering families. This webpage will be updated as needed with school and community resources.

    Linda Fraini, Foster Care Liaison, is available to help you. Please contact Linda if you have any questions or needs.


    phone: 907-590-0371.





    • Laptop Project
      Due to the temporary closure of GreenStar Recycling Center, the laptop project is on hold. However, GreenStar has generously committed to get refurbished laptops or desktops (in stock) to students with the highest need. Please contact the Foster Care Liaison, Linda Fraini to make your request.

Education and Foster Children and Youth

  • Students in foster care are some of the most educationally disadvantaged. The Foster Care and Education Program is dedicated to meet student’s unique educational needs through the collaboration with students, caregivers, schools, child welfare agencies and legal advocates. 

    Our program is designed to provide guidance anad education on the rights of students in foster care, to work with each student’s school to increase the level of understanding of the student’s academic and emotional needs, and to advocate for equal access of resources afforded to their peers.  Strengthening partnerships with child welfare and court systems are continuous endeavors.  Currently in place is an agreement with the State of Alaska for Sharing Confidential Information with Tribal memorandums in development.    

Contact Information

  • Administrative Center
    1st Floor, Suite C
    Main #: (907) 452-2000 x11272
    Fax: (907) 452-6043

    Foster Care Liaison
    (907) 452-2000 x11358

    Vanessa Shannon, LMSW
    Director of Social Emotional Learning & Prevention
    452-2000 x11451

    Carla Marquand
    Executive Director of Student Support Services
    (907) 452-2000 x11470