FCSA is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation founded in 1989. The original founders of the organization were Fairbanks, Alaska community members with a diverse range of professional backgrounds committed to helping children with a wide spectrum of behavioral health issues and mental illness. At inception FCSA was a very small organization that consisted of one day treatment program and 15 staff members.
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.
Chief Executive Officer