August 8, 2008 was a special day for Boys and Girls Home as our newest subsidiary Boys and Girls Home of Alaska (BGHA) hosted an Open House at the recently completed 77,000 square foot facility located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The facility includes 4 cottages, each housing up to 30 children; a full service cafeteria; 8 classrooms; a gymnasium and several meeting and conference rooms.
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"Nearly 800 children were placed in residential psychiatric treatment center facilities outside the state of Alaska in the last fiscal year alone costing the state roughly $40 million dollars," stated Robert Sheehan, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. "We recognized a dire need here in Alaska and saw the problems with having to send children out of state to seek treatment." Staff at Boys and Girls Home are acutely aware that in order to provide the best care for an adolescent in need, family support is a necessity.
BGHA is a residential treatment center that provides the highest level of mental health service available, to children ages 6-18.
Boys and Girls Home of Alaska Goals and Objectives
The organization goals and objectives are to:
- Provide residential alternatives to reduce out-of-state placements and serve children as close to home and community as possible;
- Offer a safe, healthy, staff-intensive environment to assist youth;
- Improve behavioral outcomes;
- Incorporate Alaskan culture and heritage as part of treatment;
- Promote positive personality growth and development;
- Maintain and improve the educational progress;
- Develop independent living skills.