Alaska Youth Advocates

Alaska Youth Advocates (AYA) offers the chance for a healthier life to young people who have little or no family support and have no place to go but the streets. Many have quit school, and many suffer from abuse or addiction. Through our youth drop-in center in Spenard and street outreach, AYA offers a caring environment and information that can help them make good decisions in their lives. At AYA young people who have overcome their own challenges learn how to help others by becoming peer counselors.

AYA strives to engage youth in services by keeping barriers low.  Youth visiting the AYA drop-in center may access traditional mental health services in a low-stigma setting as needed.

For more information, please visit the AYA website: