We provide outpatient substance-use support services in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley, including individual and group counseling, case management, referrals, peer recovery support, family and cultural support groups, prevention workshops, and assistance in establishing sober and culturally-responsive support communities.
People with lived recovery experience provide guidance and support for those in recovery through our Peer Support network offering weekly sobriety and support meetings, healthy group activities, and connections to additional services.
Through our Defenders of Sobriety alumni-support program, a team of dedicated individuals with recovery experience supports and mentors people currently in treatment.
Our Chanlyut program is a 14-bed, short-term residential treatment center in east Anchorage serving all adults with an average stay of 12 weeks. Chanlyut (pronounced shawn-loot) is Dena’ina for “new beginnings’ and has a long-standing reputation of providing re-entry support services, including housing, job training, life-skills development, and recovery support.
The Ernie Turner Center in Chugiak is a 14-bed coed, residential treatment center for adults 18 and over, offering individual and group counseling, case management, and peer recovery support during an average six-month stay. All services are steeped in Alaska Native values and culture.
CITC provides services and tools to those returning to the community after incarceration in order to successfully rebuild their lives. We work in collaboration with the Department of Corrections, Community Residential Centers, Substance Use Disorder Centers, reentry service providers, and other stakeholders.
Participants gain support through comprehensive case management, peer-driven support groups, behavioral cognitive therapy, and additional resources for housing, employment, education, substance abuse, behavioral health, and medical health care.
Who is eligible: Adults who have been released from prison or are getting ready to be released. (Youth ages 14-22 can get support from our Youth Reentry program. More info can be found here.
Service area: Statewide
We provide help navigating systems, intense case management, and referrals to services, including:
Do you have to be Alaska Native to be enrolled into the program?
No. These CITC services are available to all Alaskans.
Does CITC provide housing?
No, CITC does not have our own housing. However, CITC assists participants with obtaining housing.
Does CITC provide substance use treatment?
We do have limited services through our Ernie Turner Center, but we can work with each participant to connect you with many services including mental health, substance abuse, and workforce development.
My criminal record makes is hard to get a job. Can CITC help?
Yes. CITC assists people who are eligible for obtaining a variance.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a 2-day in person training (16-hours) providing extensive information on suicide intervention.
safeTALK (Safe Tell, Ask, Listen, Keepsafe) is a 3.5 hour in-person training offering excellent skills building in suicide conversation basics. For more information about ASIST or safeTALK, please visit Livingworks. Please contact CITC Recovery Services for more information or to schedule your training.
Our Recovery Services department provides quality, culturally appropriate services to not only Alaska Native people residing in Anchorage, but to all individuals of all backgrounds, open from all areas of the state.
ADDICTION & RECOVERY SERVICES
Initial services assist individuals through a pre-treatment evaluation to assess the best course for achieving long-term sobriety through our addiction and recovery support services. This includes understanding a person’s history with substance use, health and emotional concerns, and other factors that might influence the most appropriate treatment plan.
We provide temporary cash assistance for families as they participate in career planning, training, and/or furthering education with access to child care and other services that support employment, including transportation, interview practice, and money for needed work clothes, tools, and other supplies. Critical Needs support services offer assistance for housing, transportation assistance, and other vital needs.
We offer a variety of group topics designed to motivate and educate individuals in understanding how alcohol and drugs affect their lives. Group counseling services provide insight and support for increased self-awareness, avoiding self-destructive behaviors, understanding trauma and other barriers to treatment, developing recovery skills, relapse prevention, life-skills and relationship development, cultural and community support services, and discharge planning.
The Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) offers Legal services and support for crime victims and their families and representation for Alaska Tribes in state court child welfare cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
Other support services include mentoring, coaching, and assistance with navigating the criminal justice system to assist individuals in successfully returning to our communities and rebuilding their lives after incarceration.
Learn fundamental skills in math, reading, and writing while preparing for GED testing. Paired with our GED Preparation program, individuals improve/refresh academic skills through tutoring support while earning a high school diploma to gain better employment and increased wages.
JOM provides assistance for school supplies, tools, fees, and other costs and supplies in support of the educational, athletic, and vocational needs of Alaska Native/American Indian high school students.
A full-service career and employment center offers access to computers, fax and scan services, online training, career assessment, job search assistance, and employment support, among other services.
Life-Skills and Workplace Competencies workshops are held in both group and individual settings and cover a wide variety of topics to help people better understand their own strengths and enhance their ability to get and keep meaningful employment. Workshops are open to any individual registered with our Employment & Training Services.