Akeela, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering a comprehensive array of services for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, and alcohol abuse, in Anchorage, Alaska and other communities throughout the state. Akeela was founded in 1974 by a group of concerned citizens and serves the community by striving to "enhance the ability of citizens and their families to succeed in life."
Mental Health Services
Akeela has a broad-based mental health program in Ketchikan. The whole array of services one usually expects to see in a community mental health center, in fact. Psychiatric oversight is provided for programs serving children and adolescents, for general mental health for adults, for seriously mentally ill adults, and for psychiatric emergency services. A full complement of licensed mental health clinicians leads the clinical and support staff in Ketchikan. The Anchorage services do not have the scope of services found in Ketchikan, but it does provide some specialized mental health services designed to serve women and children as well as a small general mental health program for adults.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
Akeela has broadened its approach to and service provision of substance use treatment from its early days. What had begun as a sole focused Therapeutic Community residential program has retained that program as its flagship treatment service, but has expanded significantly. Now offered is a specialized residential program for women who have their children living with them in treatment, an array of outpatient patient services that include general outpatient, Intensive outpatient, and programs specifically for women. Our Ketchikan programs have the same service array except it only has one program designed specifically for women, a program serving pregnant substance using women.