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OCS Grant Funded Services
FY 20 Summary of Grants and Contracts

 

Anchorage Region

Agency/Program Name Description of services Who can be referred Area of the state served
Akeela - Substance Abuse Disorder Services for OCS Engaged Families (DBH grant)  Screening, assessments and case management services to assist clients in obtaining substance abuse or co-occurring treatment services. OCS involved families Anchorage
Cook Inlet Tribal Council - Substance Use Disorder Services for OCS Engaged Families (DBH grant)  Screening, assessments and case management services to assist clients in obtaining substance abuse or co-occurring treatment services. OCS involved families Anchorage
Big Brothers Big Sisters SYNC- Mentorship Grant Matching foster youth and former foster youth with adult mentors. Foster Youth ages 14-21; May be in or out of custody. Contact Regional Independent Living Specialist for referral. Anchorage
Cook Inlet Tribal Council- Circles of Support Grant  In-Home Family Preservation Services: Family Service Coordination, Service plan implementation and monitoring, Assessment of family progress, Parent Education and Support; and Transportation Services. OCS case worker refers for OCS involved families; Child in the home. Can be referred for Trial Home visits. OCS Grant Manager is Bunti Reed. Anchorage
Cook Inlet Tribal Council- Family Reunification Grant Family Reunification Services: Family contact; Initial and Ongoing family assessments; Parent education, visit coaching, and support; Service Coordination; Transportation services OCS case worker refers for OCS Involved families with child(ren) in out of home care. OCS Grant Manager is Bunti Reed Anchorage
Covenant House Alaska Emergency Shelter Services for youth in crisis Youth ages 13-20, OCS Grant Manager is Naomi Davidson Anchorage
Providence Health System Alaska C.A.R.E.S. Child Advocacy Center 907-561-8301  Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of comprehensive medical evaluations, crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families. Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, domestic violence, severe neglect , and/or drug endangerment. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement agencies. OCS Grant Manager is Richard Bloomquist. Anchorage
Rural CAP - Family Support Services Grant 907-865-7331 Prevention services: In-home supports; ongoing family assessment; facilitated access to resources; service coordination; parent education and support; and transportation. Non-OCS involved families. Referrals can come from OCS, the community or parents. OCS Grant Manager is Bunti Reed. Anchorage

Northern Region

Agency/Program Name Description of services Who can be referred Area of the state served
Kawerak- Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, referrals for crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families. Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or domestic violence. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement. OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist. Nome and the villages of the region
Kawerak- Rural Child Welfare Grant Services to assist the OCS case worker to help ensure that families in rural or hard to serve areas receive case management services. Services include caseworker visits, case plan support, relative search and location of ICWA preference placements. OCS referrals for OCS involved families, children in-home or out of the home. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Nome and the villages of the region
Maniilaq - Child Advocacy Center Rural Child Welfare Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families. Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or domestic violence. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement. OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist. Kotzebue
Maniilaq Association Rural Child Welfare Services to assist the OCS case worker to help ensure that families in rural Alaska areas receive case management services. Services include caseworker visits, case plan support, relative search and location of ICWA preference placements. OCS referrals for OCS involved families, children in-home or out of the home. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Kotzebue
Nome Community Center- Circles of Support Grant In-Home Family Preservation Services: Family Service Coordination, Service plan implementation and monitoring, Assessment of family progress, Parent Education and Support; and Transportation Services OCS case worker refers for OCS involved families; Child in the home. Can be referred for Trial Home visits. OCS Grant Manager is Bunti Reed. Nome and surrounding rural area.
Nome Community Center- Family Reunification Grant Family Reunification Services: Family contact;   Initial and Ongoing family assessments; Parent education, visit coaching, and support; Service Coordination; Transportation services OCS case worker refers for OCS Involved families with child(ren) in out of home care. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Nome and surrounding rural area.
Resource Center for Parents & Children- Family Support Grant Prevention services:  In-home supports; ongoing family assessment; facilitated access to resources; service coordination; parent education and support; and transportation. Non-OCS involved families. Referrals can come from OCS, the community or parents. OCS Grant Manager is Bunti Reed. Fairbanks
Resource Center for Parents & Children- Circles of Support In-home Family Preservation Services: Family Service Coordination, Service plan implementation and monitoring, Assessment of family progress, Parent Education and Support; and Transportation Services OCS case worker refers for OCS involved families; Child in the home. Can be referred for Trial Home visits. OCS Grant Manager is Bunti Reed. Fairbanks
Resource Center for Parents & Children, Family Reunification Grant Family Reunification Services: Family contact;   Initial and Ongoing family assessments; Parent education, visit coaching, and support; Service Coordination; Transportation services OCS case worker refers for OCS Involved families with child(ren) in out of home care. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Fairbanks
Precious Cargo- Transportation services for OCS children Transportation and escorted transportation services to assist case workers in transporting children when foster parents and OCS are not available. Children in OCS out of home placement. OCS contract manager is Bunti Reed. Fairbanks 
Resource Center for Parents and Children, Stevie's Place Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families.  Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or domestic violence. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement.  OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist Fairbanks, Barrow and communities of the Northern Region

Southcentral Region

Agency/Program Name Description of services Who can be referred Area of the state served
Akeela - Substance Abuse Disorder Services for OCS Engaged Families (DBH grant) Screening, assessments and case management services to assist clients in obtaining substance abuse or co-occurring treatment services.  OCS involved families Mat-Su
Alaska Family Services, Inc.- Family Support Services Grant Prevention services:  In-home supports; ongoing family assessment; facilitated access to resources; service coordination; parent education and support; and transportation. Non-OCS involved families. Referrals can come from OCS, the community or parents. OCS Grant Manager is Bunti Reed. Wasilla, Palmer and surrounding rural area
Alaska Family Services, Inc.- Circles of Support Grant In-Home Family Preservation Services: Family Service Coordination, Service plan implementation and monitoring, Assessment of family progress, Parent Education and Support; and Transportation Services OCS case worker refers for OCS involved families; Child in the home. Can be referred for Trial Home visits. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed. Wasilla, Palmer and surrounding rural area
Alaska Youth and Family Network (AYFN)-Circles of Support  In-Home Family Preservation Services: Family Service Coordination, Service plan implementation and monitoring, Assessment of family progress, Parent Education and Support; and OCS case worker refers for OCS involved families; Child in the home. Palmer and Wasilla area
Alaska Family Services, Inc.-. Family Reunification Grant Family Reunification Services: Family contact;   Initial and Ongoing family assessments; Parent education, visit coaching, and support; Service Coordination; Transportation services OCS case worker refers for OCS Involved families with child(ren) in out of home care.  OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed. Wasilla, Palmer and surrounding rural area
Alaska Youth and Family Network-AYFN  Parents as Partners Contract Parent navigation services for parents involved with OCS. Services include peer support, education about navigating social services systems, concrete assistance to help the parent with their case plan.  Parents who have an open OCS case. Referrals come from the OCS case worker. OCS contract manager is Yvonne Hill Wasilla and Palmer area
Big Brothers Big Sisters SYNC- Mentorship for Youth Grant Matching foster youth and former foster youth with adult mentors. Foster Youth ages 14-21; May be in or out of custody. Contact Regional Independent Living Specialist for referral. Mat-Su
Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families. Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or domestic violence. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement. OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist. Dillingham; 34 Villages of Bristol Bay Region
Copper River Basin- Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families. Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or domestic violence. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement. OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist. Gakona; Copper River Valley, Valdez
Kodiak Area Native Association Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, court accompaniment crisis, mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their non-offending family members. Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, physical abuse, drug endangerment, and/or domestic violence. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement. OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist Kodiak Island and surrounding villages
Matanuska Community Health Care Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families.  Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, domestic violence, and/or neglect. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement. OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist Wasilla, Palmer and other communities of the Mat-Su Valley
South Peninsula Haven House- Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, referrals for  mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families. Any child who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or domestic violence. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement. OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist. Homer, Seward, Kenai and other communities of the Kenai Peninsula. Facilities located in Homer and Kenai.
Frontier Community Services- Circles of Support In-Home Family Preservation Services: Family Service Coordination, Service plan implementation and monitoring, Assessment of family progress, Parent Education and Support; and Transportation Services OCS case worker refers for OCS involved families; Child in the home. Can be referred for Trial Home visits. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed. Kenai, Soldotna
Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government, Rural Child Welfare Services to assist the OCS case worker in ensuring that families in rural or hard to serve areas with an open case receive intensive/ICWA compliant case management services. Services include caseworker visits, case plan support, relative search and location of ICWA preference placements.  OCS referrals for OCS involved families, children in-home or out of the home. St. Paul Island

Southeast Region

Agency/Program Name Description of services Who can be referred Area of the state served
Catholic Community Service- Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, referrals for crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families.  Any child, or  who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or domestic violence. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement. OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist Juneau and the communities of Southeast Alaska
Central Council of Tlingit & Haida, Rural Child Welfare Services to assist the OCS case worker to help ensure that families in rural or hard to serve areas receive case management services. Services include caseworker visits, case plan support, relative search and location of ICWA preference placements.  OCS referrals for OCS involved families, children in-home or out of the home. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Juneau
Women in Safe Homes- Circles of Support Grant In-Home Family Preservation Services: Family Service Coordination, Service plan implementation and monitoring, Assessment of family progress, Parent Education and Support; and transportation. OCS case worker refers for OCS involved families; Child in the home. Can be referred for Trial Home visits. OCS Grant Manager is Bunti Reed. Ketchikan, Saxman
Women In Safe Homes- Family Reunification Grant Family Reunification Services: Family contact;   Initial and Ongoing family assessments; Parent education, visit coaching, and support; Service Coordination; Transportation services OCS case worker refers for OCS Involved families with child(ren) in out of home care. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Ketchikan, Saxman
Juneau Youth Services-   Circles of Support In-Home Family Preservation Services: Family Service Coordination, Service plan implementation and monitoring, Assessment of family progress, Parent Education and Support; and Transportation Services OCS case worker refers for OCS involved families; Child in the home. Can be referred for Trial Home visits. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed. Juneau
Helping Ourselves Prevent Emergencies (HOPE) Family Reunification Grant Family Reunification Services: Family contact;   Initial and Ongoing family assessments; Parent education, visit coaching, and support; Service Coordination; Transportation services OCS case worker refers for OCS Involved families with child(ren) in out of home care. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Prince of Wales Island
Helping Ourselves Prevent Emergencies (HOPE)- Rural Child Welfare Grant Services to assist the OCS case worker to help ensure that families in rural or hard to serve areas receive case management services. Services include caseworker visits, case plan support, relative search and location of ICWA preference placements.  OCS referrals for OCS involved families, children in-home or out of the home. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Prince of Wales Island

Western Region

Agency/Program Name Description of services Who can be referred Area of the state served
Tundra Women's Coalition Child Advocacy Center Coordinated Forensic Interviewing, Case management, provision of forensic medical exams, referrals for crisis mental health services and family advocacy services for victims and their families.  Any child or developmentally delayed adult who is an alleged victim of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, domestic violence, child exploitation, and/or other forms of abuse as determined by the CAC's Multidisciplinary Team. Referrals can come from OCS or Law enforcement.  OCS grant manager is Richard Bloomquist. Bethel and the 56 surrounding villages of the region
Orutsaramuit Native Council ONC, Rural Child Welfare Grant Services to assist the OCS case worker to help ensure that families in rural or hard to serve areas receive case management services. Services include caseworker visits, case plan support, relative search and location of ICWA preference placements.  OCS referrals for OCS involved families, children in-home or out of the home. OCS grant manager is Bunti Reed Bethel

Statewide

Agency/Program Name Description of services Who can be referred Area of the state served
Alaska Children's Trust - Statewide Coordination of Parenting and Prevention Services Mini-grants for parenting classes are awarded to 13 rural communities. The grantee also leads the coordination of a statewide prevention effort, focusing on a developing a statewide prevention plan and a robust April Child Abuse Month Prevention campaign. Statewide
Alaska Center for Resource Families (ACRF) - Services for Adoption Support Grant Post adoption and guardianship services for parents including crisis support, referral and advocacy, support groups and networks. Any current or potential adoptive/guardian family regardless of where the child was adopted from. OCS grant manager is Jack Eddy. Statewide
Alaska Center for Resource Families (ACRF) - Resource Family Training Grant Training and support for Resource Families, to include foster parents, relatives, extended family who are or would like to care for children involved with OCS. Any individual or family who is caring for a child in foster care, or is interested in becoming a resource parent, guardian or adoptive parent. OCS grant manager is Yvonne Hill. Statewide
Facing Foster Care in Alaska-Foster Youth Independence Retreats Contract Youth retreats providing Life Skill and Career development opportunities for older foster youth. Held three times a year. Independent Living program eligible youth. Contract manager is Naomi Davison. Statewide
Catholic Social Services- Permanent Families Grant Adoption or Guardianship Home study for Resource Families adopting or becoming guardians of children in care. OCS permanency specialists refer the study in order to promote the timely finalization of adoption or guardianship. OCS grant manager is Yvonne Hill.  Statewide
Anchorage
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