FCSA History

FCSA has had many noteworthy accomplishments since being founded in 1989.
Following is a brief summation of some of those achievements.

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1989

FCSA's Youth Day Program was recognized as the "Outstanding Alaskan Mental Health Program" of the year.

1991

FCSA received a contract from the State of Alaska to operate one of the first Alaska Youth Initiative programs.

1992

FCSA establishes a crisis prevention program to assist families in avoiding crises and arrange for temporary emergency housing services for children and young adults in crisis situation.

1993

FCSA receives a Community Care license from the State of Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services to establish and license foster homes throughout the state.

At the request of the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, FCSA takes over operation of the Alaska Youth Initiative program in the city of Bethel, Alaska.

1994

FCSA establishes a training department to assist and support staff and families.

1995

FCSA hired a staff psychiatrist, expanding the scope of clinical services provided by FCSA.

FCSA spearheaded the Alaska Youth Initiative program, providing technical assistance to rural communities wishing to establish Rural Initiative services.

FCSA started operation of Pathfinder services, a mental health wraparound and intervention program.

1996

FCSA opens a respite home to provide planned care for families with children receiving mental health services.

1997

In collaboration with the Fairbanks School District, FCSA implements and operates an elementary school mental health wellness program for at-risk children and their families.

FCSA establishes the position of Parent Advocate/Natural Support to provide advocacy for, and assistances to families served by FCSA.

1998

FCSA is awarded the "Outstanding Social Service Achievement Award" by the Alaska Mental Health Providers Association.

1999

FCSA in collaboration with Delta/Greely School District is awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the United States Department of Education to establish and operate Alaska's first Safe Schools/Healthy Students program.

2000

FCSA expands its Delta/Greely office from 5 to 27 staff members to implement the substance abuse, early childhood, and in-school mental health prevention components of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant.

2001

FCSA starts operation of a nine bed Residential; Diagnostic Treatment program in Fairbanks to serve children ages 10 to 17.

FCSA establishes a two person Quality Assurance Department.

2002

The Safe Schools/Healthy Students program operated by FCSA in collaboration with the Delta/Greely School District is recognized as a "Best Practice Program" by the State of Alaska, Integrated Quality Assurance Steering Committee.

FCSA implements an employee retirement plan.

Services provided at FCSA's respite home are expanded to include 24 hour therapeutic transitional living for children waiting for foster home placement and the facility is renamed the Transitional Respite Home.

2003

FCSA opens its first Therapeutic Family Home for boys ages 12 to 18

2004

FCSA opens its second Therapeutic Family Homes (TFH), for girls ages 12 to 18.

FCSA receives accreditation from the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for it Residential Diagnostic Treatment program.

FCSA constructs a facility and starts the Youth Education Support Services Elementary school program to serve children grades K-6.

2005

FCSA constructs three additional Therapeutic Family Homes, to serve: preteens ages 6 to 12, boys ages 12 to 18, and boys with dual diagnosis ages 12 to 18.

FCSA is approved by the State of Alaska to provide Alcohol Drug Information School (ADIS), "Prime for Life", classes for youth.

FCSA initiates construction of a new facility to consolidate program operations and services.

2006

Scheduled completion of new facility to consolidate program operations and services.

2007

Completion of Phase I of consolidated facility.

FCSA constructs one additional Therapeutic Family Home (TFH) to serve boys ages 12 to 18.

2008

Completion of Phase II of consolidated facility.

FCSA scheduled to construct four additional Therapeutic Family Homes in Fairbanks and one Therapeutic Family Home in Dillingham.

2009

FCSA completes construction of Therapeutic Family Homes in Fairbanks and Dillingham.

FCSA scheduled to construct three Therapeutic Family Homes in Wasilla.

2010

FCSA begins facility expansion at the consolidated facility located at 1825 Marika Road.

2011

FCSA constructed two additional Therapeutic Foster Group Homes in Wasilla.

2012

FCSA started construction in Wasilla on it's Mat-Su Clinical Training Center

 

 


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