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Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Newsletter Articles

December 2015

    Help Finding Recovery Support Meetings

      Holidays can be stressful, and can make it harder to maintain recovery. There are meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other 12-Step programs statewide. These organizations are non-political, non-professional, and are not allied with organizations, institutions, or denominations. A list of 12-Step organizations and meetings is available to help you find a meeting in your community. 12-Step Groups

    Holiday Resources for Families, Individuals in Need

      If you or someone you know needs help this holiday season, there are programs that can help
      with meals, gifts, and other supports. These programs are also an opportunity for you, your family, or your organization to share your gifts with people in need. Read more about what is available in your community. Holiday Resources
      If you would like to have your aid program added to the list, contact Teri Tibbett.

    Moving Home Vouchers Available to Disabled Homeless

      The Moving Home Voucher Program, a partnership with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), will help bolster supportive housing in Alaska. Nearly 150 Alaskans receiving Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)-funded services in 12 communities across the state will receive rental subsidies this year in a new program. Read more about how the program works and how to apply. Housing Vouchers

    Supporting Local Homeless Coalitions

      The research and planning staff of the Board helped the Juneau Coalition for Housing and Homelessness with survey-taking, data collection and analysis about the local homeless population. They used the Vulnerability Index (VI), a tool for identifying and prioritizing
      members of the homeless population for housing according to how fragile their health is.
      In Juneau, 40 of the 69 people surveyed fit the vulnerability criteria, and were 4-5 times more at risk for dying on the street. Read more about this effort on the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness website.