Shaping healthy members of society, one child at a time
The Presbyterian Hospitality House provides an environment for youth to learn the academic, social, and life skills they need to be a part of a healthy community. We employ a research-based approach that utilizes positive reinforcement and adult role models to demonstrate the necessary skills to youth, creating a sense of safety and worthiness among them.
What we’re up against
Alaskans suffer from almost double the rate of alcohol-induced mortality than any other US state
Alaskan youth have 250% more suicide attempts than anywhere in the US
The Alaskan rate of chronic homelessness is greater than any US state.
At PHH, we work with youth who are experiencing mental health disorders as a result of family trauma and addiction-related issues.
Alcohol and drug abuse results in increased emergency room visits, incarceration, early deaths, and impacts to child development and mental health.
PHH youth can suffer from depression, and anxiety
Each youth undergoes a behavioral health assessment as a part of program intake. A treatment plan outlines the recommended steps, sessions, and requirements that is used to track progress of our kids.
PHH programs help reduce homelessness.
PHH prepares youth to live on their own by teaching daily and independent living skills. There is a greater risk of homelessness to our youth because they're prone to falling victim to human trafficking. For example, Anchorage has the highest reported prevalence of human trafficking out of 10 US cities, including New York and Oakland.