The Clare Swan Early Head Start Child Care Center serves Alaska Native and American Indian children ages 6 weeks to 3 years of age through educational development , childcare, and family support, among other CITC services and programs.
List of Services
Child & Family
Provides opportunities for children in foster care to spend time with their birth parents to help children cope with the separation, while helping parents learn and practice skills in a structured setting to restore relationships with their children.
In partnership with Cook Inlet Head Start and Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, the Flourishing Child program provides therapeutic intervention and in-home services for families and children enrolled at Cook Inlet Head Start who have been exposed to violence.
The Foster Family Liaison provides culturally appropriate support for Alaska Native and American Indian foster families, and assists them in being successful foster parents and establishing good communication between the protective service system and foster parents/children within the system.
Provides individual and family therapy, case management and skill development to families in crisis. The goal is to achieve permanency planning for families while promoting child safety, permanency, cultural continuity and overall well-being.
Through parenting and life skills development, Luqu Kenu assists families in crisis in improving their immediate situations, and assists in safely and quickly reunifying those who have had children placed in the foster care system.
Anchorage Youth Services (AYS) and Rural Youth Services (RYS) are year-round life skills training programs for low-income Alaska Native and American Indian youth, ages 14 - 21, who live in Anchorage, Chickaloon, Eklutna, Knik, Ninilchik, Salamatof, Seldovia or Tyonek.
Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence, or ARISE, is a data-driven, collective-impact initiative among stakeholders committed to improving outcomes for Alaska Native students in the Anchorage School District (ASD) who continue to experience disproportionate academic outcomes.
Partnered with Covenant House Alaska's Rights of Passage program, the Dena’ina House provides a safe, long-term home for young people ages 18-21 in need of a stable living environment. Participants work with a case manager to craft a “success plan,” and are required to hold jobs, pay rent, save money, learn to budget and develop other life skills needed for living independently.
CITC’s fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab) is a digital fabrication resource center where students use high-tech design programs, industrial-grade manufacturing machines and electronic and programming tools to develop new solutions to practical problems and transform ideas into reality.
The Johnson O’Malley Education program offers supplementary, culturally appropriate programs and services that meet the unique and specialized educational needs of Alaska Native and American Indian students enrolled in the Anchorage School District.
The NYO Games and Junior NYO Games are annual athletic events for students in grades 1–12 from across the state. The Games encourage healthy lifestyles, traditional values and positive sportsmanship—all in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.
Through a unique partnership with the Anchorage School District, the Transitions program provides educational services to Alaska Native and American Indian students through culturally responsive core academic classes and social support services within ASD schools.
CITC provides an array of scholarships encompassing a variety of career interests to qualifying students.
The Schoolyard is an afterschool program connecting 12 to 19-year-old Alaska Native and American Indian youth in the Anchorage area to skill-building opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) complemented by Alaska Native cultural knowledge.
Techno-Culture Camps support youth in learning traditional skills such as drumming, dance and fish smoking, along with developing STEM-centered educational and job skills.
The Career Center is a walk-in resource center for those seeking employment or training opportunities.
The Burial Assistance program provides cash assistance to Alaskan Native and American Indian families who have lost a loved one and lack the means to provide a proper memorial.
The Child Care program provides financial assistance through certificates for Alaska Native and American Indian families in need of daycare services for children under the age of 13.
Provides quality child care services to enhance program and service delivery for participants using services within CITC’s Nat’uh Service Center.
The Eklutna, Inc. Scholarship and Grant Program provides educational opportunities for the success of Eklutna Beneficiaries through lifelong learning and personal development while respecting self-determination and culture.
Supportive Services helps participants gain volunteer and work experience to increase marketable job skills, and build resumes and cover letters to obtain full-time, unsubsidized employment after the training period.
The GED Diploma program helps participants who did not graduate high school to obtain an equivalent diploma that creates new opportunities for employment and higher education.
The General Assistance program provides temporary cash support to Alaskan Native and American Indian individuals and families for essential needs, such as paying bills, buying food, covering rent or mortgage payments, and other household-related expenses.
The Healthcare Training program provides training and education opportunities to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.
ICM provides service coordination for housing, employment and other vital, intense-need services for Alaska Native and American Indian individuals residing in the Municipality of Anchorage.
LIHEAP provides assistance with heating utility bills for low income Alaska Native and American Indian families that reside within the Municipality of Anchorage.
The Tribal TANF program provides temporary cash assistance to families with children to help them become self-sufficient through services that include career planning, training and educational assistance, and child care assistance and information.
The Tribal Training Grant provides short-term certification or vocational training for job enhancement and/or to gain employment for Alaska Native students residing within the Cook Inlet region.
TVR helps Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities find employment.
Youth Services offers support programs for eligible Alaska youth ages 14–24 to assist them in finding employment, furthering education and identifying youth leadership opportunities.
Recovery & Re-entry
Chanlyut is a two-year residential work-training and educational program offering a new beginning for men who want to become productive members of society and turn around the self-destructive patterns in their lives.
Clare Swan offers Brief Outpatient, Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient services to individuals struggling with substance abuse.
Considered a first-step program, Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment services assist individuals through assessment and pretreatment services to help determine what assistance is needed for achieving long-term sobriety.
Through a partnership with the state Department of Health and Social Services, the Ernie Turner Center currently offers medical and social detoxification services through a residential treatment program in a 12-bed detoxification unit.
Utilizing a therapeutic “Village of Care” model, the Recovery Journey program is a 12-bed residential unit at the Ernie Turner Center.
Unsah Jan is the prevention and youth development program aimed at young people ages 10 – 24, focusing on suicide prevention, drug and alcohol prevention, and life skills and wellness development for all young people, but is specifically design to meet the needs of Alaska Native, American Indian, and LGBTQ youth.