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In our August 2022 community update: Supporting children as they head back to school! Fairbanks Open House August 25 Out of the Darkness Walk in Anchorage, September 10 Movie Night at the Bear Tooth, September 15 Recap: POWER Center Grand Re-Opening Read the newsletter

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The POWER Center is now open at 2601 Arctic Boulevard! Our newly expanded POWER Center youth drop-in and outreach program has more space for cooking, games, activities, and services. The Center now offers: Free laundryFree on-site showersA large kitchen to prepare warm meals (periodic cooking lessons offered as well)Computers to access the

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Storytelling at the POWER Center! Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling will be hosting weekly drop-in story-telling workshops for Anchorage teens at the POWER Center, beginning June 24th! What: Weekly storytelling workshops, to help young people develop a personal story of their choosingWhen: Every Friday, 2:30 - 4:30 pmWhere: 2610

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Block ParTAY: June 9, 4- 7 pm Celebrate Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate programs that serve transition age youth and their mental health needs! We're especially thankful for the partnership with Spirit of Youth in planning and hosting this event! Thank you, event

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New Federal Funding for Alaska Alaska Behavioral Health recently began work under two new federal grants to expand access to mental health services for Alaskans. Services for Children Alaska Behavioral Health has begun work under a new grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Child Traumatic Stress

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"Camp Crystal" host collects food, clothing, and $$ to support youth in transition through the POWER Center! For the second year, Anchorage resident Billy Stapleton is using his love of Halloween to support youth in transition through the POWER Center. Billy himself experienced homelessness as a young person, and that has driven him to find ways

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Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 3-10 We're marking Mental Illness Awareness Week with a Q& A hosted by and designed for teens and young adults. Our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Curt Wengel and LMSW Veronica Griffith will be on hand to answer questions in a hybrid virtual/in-person event.  Young people at two "Watch Parties" will

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Spenard’s Largest Community Mural Now Complete Ladybugs, Plants, and People Brighten Alaska Seeds of Change Facility The largest community mural in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood is now complete.  The mural at Alaska Seeds of Change, 704 W 26th Avenue, was facilitated by artist Sarah Davies, creator of the 2015 100Stone Project,

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Check out these upcoming presentations at the new POWER Center at 2601 Arctic Blvd! Peer presentations are developed by our peer outreach workers on topics requested by the youth we serve.  Presentations are also a chance to learn more about the POWER Center and resources available for youth. Free and open to all young people ages

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Youth Drop-in and Outreach
We are super-excited to announce that the POWER Center  drop-in program for youth ages 13-23 will soon be moving to a new bigger location, right next door to its current location! The larger POWER Center will allow us to serve more youth, especially during the pandemic when capacity is restricted. After remodeling, we'll have expanded kitchen and

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