Family Wellness


Our Ch’anik’en program has Family mentors and use the Parents As Teachers model to provide early learning and family wellness support to parents with children ages 0–5.


CITC’s kindergarten preparedness program La’a Kenu provides families with childhood development activity calendars, enrollment in the Anchorage Imagination Library, and additional learning and development opportunities for children 0–5 years of age.


Family Preservation services provide individual and family therapy and skills development for families in crisis. The goal is to achieve preservation planning for families while promoting child safety, permanency, cultural continuity, and overall well-being.


Our Family Contact program assists children in foster care coping with separation by providing a structured setting where parents spend time with their children while learning and practicing parenting skills.


The Parents’ Journeys program provides a variety of on-site social, parenting, and life-skills activities empowering parents to strengthen their roles and provide for the needs and well-being of their families. Activities are held at CITC’s Nat’uh Service Center, in the community, and in the home.




The Circles of Support and Family First programs provide in-home parenting support and education to equip families involved with OCS with the skills to maintain a safe and nurturing home environment.


Our Luqu Kenu program provides parenting support, opportunities for social connections with other families, and connections to mental and behavioral wellness services for parents and children.


Our prevention and youth development program is aimed at young people ages 10 – 24 and focuses on suicide and substance-abuse prevention, and life-skills and wellness development for all young people. Services are designed to meet the needs of Alaska Native, American Indian, and LGBTQ+ youth specifically.


Our Family Services provides quality, culturally appropriate services to not only Alaska Native people residing in Anchorage, but to all individuals of all backgrounds, and from all areas of the state.



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Drop-In Child Care Center

The Nahtsahda Child Care Center gives quality child care at our on-site drop-in site for parents visiting CITC’s Nat’uh service center.


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Child Care Assistance

The Child Care Assistance program provides financial support for families in need of daycare services for children under the age of 13 while parents participate in employment, training, or educational activities.


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Clare Swan Early Learning Center

Our Clare Swan Early Learning Center provides support for working families through an Early Head Start curriculum and early-learning development models to provide child care for Alaska Native and American Indian infants and toddlers ages 6 weeks – 3 years.


Foster Family Liaison

The Foster Family Liaison provides culturally appropriate support primarily for prospective and state-licensed Alaska Native and American Indian foster families who are members of one of the eight federally recognized tribes in the Cook Inlet region, and reside within the Mat-Su Valley or Anchorage service areas.