Our Mission
Help Serve Alaska by Providing Family and Child Centered Services With Unconditional Care.
It has been our goal to have FCSA’s workforce reflective of the families and children we serve and we are extremely pleased that we have been able to achieve that goal with a workforce that is not only experienced and dedicated but also culturally diverse and reflective of those we provide services to.
The mission of the establishment of our organization is to provide individualized behavioral and mental health services to children, and young adults experiencing emotional difficulties, in the least restrictive setting.
Who is FCSA and who do we serve?
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Today FCSA is a large diverse organization with over 200 employees and a provider of services in Fairbanks, and the surrounding communities, as well as, the Mat-Su Valley. FCSA serves 200 children and young adults daily and 400 annually. FCSA services are not limited to those residing within the communities that FCSA delivers treatment in; our service delivery reach is much greater. In particular because of our specialty residential programs and aftercare support services clients from all regions of Alaska have an opportunity to relocate for treatment services.

FCSA primarily serves children and young adults, ages 5 through 17, but as needed and circumstances permit up to age 21 for young adults requiring transitional assistance to adulthood. The types of treatment services FCSA provides with few exceptions cover the complete scope of mental health treatment needs for children and young adults. The range extends from outpatient, to day treatment, to independent living skill development, to foster care, and residential short-term and long-term.

FCSA is managed by a nine member Board of Directors and it has a proud history of excellent management which has been the base on which the organization has been able to successfully expand and provide additional services. FCSA was one of the first behavioral health treatment organizations in Alaska to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

FCSA was also one of the first organizations in Alaska to be licensed by the State to recruit, establish and monitor foster homes. It has been our goal to have FCSA’s workforce reflective of the families and children we serve and we are extremely pleased that we have been able to achieve that goal with a workforce that is not only experienced and dedicated but also culturally diverse and reflective of those we provide services to.

The future holds many challenges for FCSA but we have confidence and look forward to meeting and overcoming those challenges.

Justin Borgen
Chief Executive Officer

FCSA Achieved Goals

The goals listed were established and/or reconfirmed at FCSA’s 2017
Board of Directors and management Strategic Planning session .
• Construction of YESS Primary Day Treatment School in Fairbanks
• Residential Treatment Center
A goal was established to engage the services of a professional branding company to review the current public relations components of FCSA and make a recommendation on how to best consolidate and standardize them in the most efficient and effective way so as to develop an identifiable brand name, logo, message and public outreach campaign.
In May 2016, FCSA acquired a 120-bed Residential Treatment Center in Fairbanks providing services to youth ages 12 to 18. Presently the facility is underutilized and the community of Fairbanks has a number of behavioral health service needs that are unmet. In recognition of these facts, a goal was adopted to establish a secure unit within the facility to serve youth and find other ways to use the facility to meet other unmet community behavioral health needs.
• Establish Public Relations Strategy
This prior year’s Strategic Planning Meeting’s goal was reconfirmed as a goal that we should continue moving forward on as soon as the management determines that FCSA possesses the financial means to achieve it. It was further established that the site that the facility would be constructed on, is the property adjacent to our primary business location at 1825 Marika Road which houses the YESS Secondary Day Treatment School.
• Expansion of Wasilla Therapeutic Foster Home Program
The construction of additional therapeutic group homes prior year’s strategic planning goal was reconfirmed because it was established that there is still a pressing community need for the services. The management was directed to proceed with detailed planning to construct additional group homes and expand the program when it is determined FCSA has the financial means to do so.
• Upgrade of FCSA Electronic Medical Records and Billing System
It is an ongoing goal to upgrade and adjust our medical software as needed to meet the continual federal and State changes to Medicaid and private insurance documentation requirements.
• Reduction of FCSA Long-Term Debt
The ongoing goal established in 2010 to reduce corporate debt and maintain healthy debt to asset ratios, to help assure that FCSA remain financially healthy was reconfirmed. This goal has no targeted end date.
• CARF Accreditation
This is an ongoing goal that was established when FCSA was first accredited in 2004 to assure that maintaining accreditation is a high priority for the organization. This goal was discussed and reconfirmed at the Strategic Planning Meeting to highlight the importance of maintaining FCSA’s accreditation and the improvements in quality of services it brings to the organization.
• Establishing an Endowment
This is a long-term visionary goal established in 2008 with the ultimate objective of creating an endowment; that will allow the organization to have greater financial independence, greater flexibility with the types of services they will be able to provide and reduce the inefficient administrative cost connected to federal and State funding sources. This goal has no targeted end date.
• Make Adjustments to Prepare for Alaska Medicaid Expansion/Managed Care
This goal was established to assure that FCSA’s management is actively developing strategies and systems, and identifying ways to be prepared for the changes to the behavioral health and Medicaid service and payment system now in progress at the State level. The changes will include an introduction of a managed care company into the State of Alaska. The overarching goal is to reduce negative impacts on the agency as result of these changes.
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