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Join us for a monthly teleconference series called "Trauma Informed Caregiving for Resource Families" beginning January 14, 2014 and meeting every second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m.  For more information,  to Trauma Informed Caregiving.  Join us for one topic or all six to learn how to work with children and youth experiencing trauma.

Support Groups

Jump directly to support group information for: Anchorage, Mat- Su, Fairbanks, or Juneau

For one time support groups, please visit our calendars

Anchorage Support Groups

Every other Tuesday - 11:00 AM to ? Adoption/Foster Parent Support Life Group,  ACF Church, 16620 Brooks Loop, Conference Room (up the stairs, Annex building) Eagle River. Call Jon or Marianke Phillips at (254) 319-6242 for more information.

Mat-Su Support Groups

1st and 3rd Tuesday:

4:00-6:00 pm

Mat-Su Developmentally Disabled Parent & Child Support Group. Please join Access Alaska for a new peer run support group assisting parents of developmentally disabled children. Bring your children for group play; there will be toys, coloring and snacks. Access Alaska, Mat-Su office, 1075 Check St Ste 109, Wasilla off KGB and PW Hwy. Call 357-2588 for more information.

First Thursday:

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Foster Parent Support Group Vickie is helping facilitate AGAPE, which is a faith based network of foster and adoptive families. They meet at Palmer Church of God on 1st Thursday night monthly from 6:00-8:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to bring a finger food to share and childcare is provided. For information or to make arrangements for childcare call Vickie at 863-2144 or Andrea at 315-7168 or

2nd Wednesday:

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Grandparent Support Group Sponsored by Volunteers of America, Alaska Grandfamilies Project. Call Linda Price at 1-888-522-9866 or email or visit . The monthly Mat-Su Grandparent Support Group meetings will be at Alaska Center for Resource Families Wasilla office located in the Brentwood Plaza Ste A2 on the Palmer-Wasilla Hwy off Shennum St by MSSCA. We meet on the 2nd Wed each month from 11:00-12:30 and snacks are provided. For local information call Betsy at Alaska Center for Resource Families 376-4678, email or visit Rozann Kimpton is the local contact person for the Mat-Su Grandparent Support Group 376-7322 or 775-3020 or or Melody McCullough at 373-8963 or


10:30 am to Noon

The Mom2Mom, Dad2Dad parent support group will meet the "First" Monday of every month at 10:30am to 12:00 noon. At the Alaska Attachment & Bonding Associates office. (907-376-0366 ) For adoptive, foster, kinship care, guardianship, and grandparents who care for children with Attachment Disorder.

Every 1st Tuesday

Noon to 1:00 pm
Statewide Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group Teleconference
First Tuesday of EVERY month, Noon-1:00pm Meet other parents who are going through what you are going through. Share resources and ask other parents for suggestions or resources. Offer support to families new to this subject. To call in to the group: Dial 1-800-315-6338, follow voice prompts, then enter code:2272#.

Fairbanks Support Groups


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Juneau Support Groups


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