ACMHS Client Chip Ellis shares his journey toward wellness

A couple of months ago, we introduced you to Chip Ellis and his therapist, Stephen Washington. Everyone's path to wellness is different. We're proud of Chip for all the work he does to stay on his path, and grateful he is willing to share the story of his personal journey to wellness. … Read More

Finding stability with FCMHS

Chad came in for services at Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services last summer. At the time, he was on the verge of complete homelessness – living in an old motel that had been shut down and abandoned because it was caving in, more or less. He’d been on the decline for about five years, ever since the former Fairbanks behavioral health center went bankrupt: he got disconnected from … Read More

“He has adjusted so much better than almost any person who worked on his case ever hoped.“

When D. first came to live with Karen R. and her husband, he was almost five years old and he had been seriously abused. D.’s care team from the Office of Children’s Services helped connect his new family with services to begin the long road to recovering from that history.  That included therapy through the Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS. For about two years, D. met with therapist Kristin … Read More