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Home-Based Programs

CITC’s home-based programs provide family support, education, and child development guidance in the home through visits with mentors and/or case workers. CITC offers two home-based programs:

Flourishing Child is an intensive case management and advocacy driven by its participants. Case managers assist participants in putting their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) plans into action through home visits, structured activities, transportation assistance, childcare planning, daycare assistance, and more. Caseworkers also accompany participants to court appointments and provide education as needed.

eligibility

  • Must be a parent and victim of domestic violence
  • Must have children under the age of 18 (children do not have to be in your care but parent(s) should be working toward reunification with child/children)
  • Must do intake with CITC co-located AWAIC advocate

Ch’anik’en, CITC’s Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting program, provides services to Alaska Native and American Indian families with children from birth to five years living in the home. Ch’anik’en (“little ones”) uses the Parents As Teachers (PAT) model to conduct weekly activity based home visits focusing on goal setting to assist families to be successful parents.

Ch’anik’en was designed to increase knowledge of child development, parenting skills and resources to support child safety, kindergarten preparedness, self-sufficiency, and family wellness from a cultural approach. In addition, the program offers bi-monthly social gatherings open to the community to promote social and cultural connections, provide resources, and program awareness.

Eligibility

  • Parents of children birth to five years of age living in the home
  • Live within the municipality of Anchorage
  • Alaska Native/American Indian priority