Healthy Relationships

The R.E.C. Room

Location:

3957 Nielsen Circle (off Ben Walters Lane, next door to the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic).

Contact:

235-3436
recroom@kbfpc.org

http://HomerRECRoom.org

Hours:

Open Monday – Friday from 3pm – 6pm

What is It?

The R.E.C Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op) offers teens ages 12-18 a safe and welcoming environment to socialize with friends after school and get connected with positive activities and education opportunities for youth. Free ongoing programs include cooking classes, digital music production classes, poetry workshops, computer programming instruction, and workshops on healthy relationships. The R.E.C. Room offers guitars, computers and wi-fi, X-Box Kinect, art supplies, a keyboard, a library, free snacks, and other games.

A Youth Program manager is always available to help teens sort through problems or help them address urgent crises like homelessness or depression.

Free to all teens!

Volunteer:

– for fun and fundraising events
– as part of a community service project
– as part of a ‘Senior Project’
– to organize the clothing swap closet
– to offer your own class or start a group

Haven House

Location:

3776 Lake St

Contact:

(907) 235-7712

Admin@havenhousealaska.org

 or 235-7712; or

Rachel@havenhousealaska.org

www.havenhousealaska.org

Hours:

Office Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Shelter Open 24/7

What is it?

Haven House provides a community women’s shelter as well as a number of other family oriented services. The mission of Haven House is to support and empower people impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault and to promote healthy familes.

Employment:

Paid internships for under 18, but not full time positions. Also, Advocacy and overnight positions available for those over 18.

Teen Services:

Teens are able to seek advocacy, counseling.  The shelter is a safe place, open 24/7. For youth under 18 to use the shelter, parental consent is needed. We provide emergency food boxes for people in between the Monday food pantry if someone really needs some food.

People can also come into the shelter, women and children, to get a hot meal most any time they need it.

Haven House can provide vouchers for clothing items at Homer Thrift and transportation vouchers for local cab companies when needed.

Volunteer:

Youth can volunteer doing any number of things from sweeping the parking lot or painting the walls, to helping redesign brochures.

Benefits to Teens:

“I think the easiest way that we benefit teens is through our crisis line ’cause it’s open to anyone and it’s confidential and it’s local, so if you’re in crisis you can always call, even if it’s in the middle of the night, even if it’s not about domestic violence necessarily”; There is a licensed therapist available for youth of any age. Parental permission is not needed, it’s confidential and free.

Haven House supports Youth on Record, Mindfulness Meetings, occasionally a Parenting Class, Girls on the Run.

The Center (South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services)

Location:

3948 Ben Walters Ln

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

Contact:

235-7701 or  235-8101

What is it?

The Center specializes in mental health services (counseling, behavioral therapy, etc) for youth, adults, and developmentally disabled individuals.

Teen Services:

The Child and Adolescent program works with teens, offering therapy and group sessions aiding in the devolpment of emotional and social skills. It’s an open, non-judgmental relationship-based program that provides someone who will listen and give you strategies on how to problem solve. During the summer they offer different Group sessions (teen coffee group, summer flex group, etc) that meet regualrly while school isn’t in session.

Parental Consent:

Youth who are 16 or older do not need parental consent

Cost? Discounts?

Denali Kid Care will cover all services. The Center won’t turn you away because of money.

Employment:

The Center is always looking for help. You must be 18 or older to apply. Submit a resume and an application (found on their website).

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Homer Public Health Center

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Location:

195 E. Bunnell

Contact:

(907) ­235­-8857

Bonnie Betley

Hours:

Monday-Friday  8:30am ­- 5pm

The Public Health office offers free and supportive sexual health information and resources. Teens do not need parental consent or medical insurance to receive help.

Resources offered:

STD tests, pregnancy tests, contraception and birth control for teens

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC)

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Location:

3959 Ben Walters Ln

Contact:

(907) 235‐3436

www.kbfpc.org

Hours:

Monday ‐Friday  9am‐5pm, year round

What is it?

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic offers resources and services for sexual and reproductive health, and healthy relationships. They can also provide advocacy, help with disabilities, counseling referrals, housing referrals, and transportation, as well as contraception, prescriptions, condoms, STD testing, pregnancy testing, and emergency contraception.

KBFPC operates on an income‐based sliding scale, making it possible for anyone who needs help to get it. Youth under 19 are eligible for Denali Kid Care, and under 22 for medicaid. Teens without medicaid or unavailable information from parents are eligible for free services.

Employment:

Teens looking to work at KBFPC can do so by joining the AKPHAT team (Alaska Promoting Health Among Teens).

The PHAT team is a group of peer educators who teach sexual health and healthy relationships to other youth in the greater Homer area. Contact KBFPC or the R.E.C. Room for more information.