Youth Advocates of Sitka, Inc. is a community based non-profit mental health agency founded in 1975 in Sitka, Alaska. We specialize in providing mental and behavioral health services to youth and their families.
Our organization was created in response to the need for a juvenile home, a project born out of the Sitka Community Action Group. The Sitka Receiving Home, later renamed Hanson House, started as a five bed facility for young people who needed emergency care, temporary care, or the structured environment of a group home.
Today, in addition to the Hanson House, Youth Advocates of Sitka provides an array wrap-around services and programs to address the mental and behavioral health needs of Alaska's youth and their families.
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We maintain our Community Care licenses through the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
We are also accredited through CARF International