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Homer Job Center

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Location:

3670 Lake St, Suite 300

Contact:

907-226-3040

Lisa Croft 226-3041

homer.jobcenter@alaska.gov

jobs.alaska.gov

What is it?

Center that helps people use resources to find employment.

The Homer Job Center can help people sign up for food stamps, medical assistance or coverage, housing assistance, ALEXsys, work permits, food-handler cards, WIC for young parents, and online workshops,

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Driftwood Inn

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Location:

131 W. Bannock

Contact:

Adrienna Sweeney

235-8019

driftwoodinn@alaskan.com

thedriftwoodinn.com

Employment:

Hire under 18. Drop in a resume and Job Center application. Dress code is casual. Summer work in housekeeping, leading to customer service, requires an awareness of what’s going on around Homer that tourists would be interested in.

Things Sold:

Besides just providing lodging, the Driftwood Inn books fishing charters, bear-viewing trips, and other Homer-based adventures.

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Homer Foundation

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Location:

3733 Ben Walters Lane

Contact:

Joy Steward, 235-0541

jsteward@homerfund.org

http://www.homerfund.org

Hours:

Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm

What is it?

The Homer Foundation is a funder – they hey provide grants funds for other organizations that provide programs and services.

Teen Services:

“The one program we have that is youth focused is our Youth Advisory Committee, or YAC, and that’s kids that come together and learn about philanthropy, about what the foundation does, and then pretty much mirror what we do. They do an informal assessment of youth needs in the community, and then they have a grants program that they manage, where they distribute funds for programs and services that are provided to youth in the community.”

Volunteer:

The Foundation can often use computer help and data entry.  “the work they’re doing directly benefits the organization.  Again, because we don’t have programs, they are not out there volunteering in a program that’s providing services to kids, so it would be an indirect benefit.  It’s an indirect benefit to the community through benefiting the Homer Foundation.”

Employment:

Summer paid internships.

Benefits to Teens:

“We support programs that serve youth by providing financial resources, so they get to make the decisions and they actually do some of the fundraising.  So, again, a lot of the benefit is for those individuals involved, learning those life skills and leadership skills.  Then, for whatever programs that they provide funding for, the clients, the students, the youth that they serve are benefiting whether it’s the R.E.C. Room, or HOWL, or any of the other – Pier One Youth Theater.”

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).

South Peninsula Hospital

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Location:

4300 Bartlett St

Contact:

(907)235-0397

Derotha Ferraro

dbf@sphosp.org

www.sphosp.com

Health Services:

Any services are available for any age.Sleep studies, wellness checks (physicals), and activity physicals are available for free on any given day for teens. Also available (to anyone) are free pregnancy (tests)/birthing classes every six weeks. These classes cover practicing diaper changing and coaching.

The Hospital also provides 24/7 ER Services.

Volunteer or Intern:

Volunteer or intern positions are available for youth under the age of 18. In these positions you would: visit residents in long term care to be an activity aid (play music, games, etc), work in the gift shop, sit beside with patients in care, take part in the Safe Kids Fair (wear costumes, do an activity at each booth, staff booths, or the front desk). Those interested must become a member of the auxillory and go through training. Contact Susan Hubbard (907) 235-0820

Kevin Bell Ice Arena

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Location:

3232 Homer Spit Rd

Contact:

235-2647

http://www.kevinbellarena.org/

Hours:

Varies Seasonally. See the website for current schedule.

Open to flexible schedule for after school hours for teens.

What is it?

An ice rink that hosts hockey games, as well as open ice time for those interested in skating. Skates are available for rent or sharpening.

Cost:

$5 entrance fee

$3 skate rental

Classes:

Skating lessons are available with experienced coaches, 6-week sessions.

Employment or volunteer:

Both employment and volunteer opportunities are available for those looking to be coaches, or be more involved backstage sharpening skates, maintain the ice, work the concession stand, and other custodial services.

Benefit to Teens:

The Kevin Bell Ice Arena provides recreational opportunities, and can be an avenue to learn a new skill or improve on an already existing one.

Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center

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Location:

Homer High School

Contact:

235-7416

Bridget Kuhns,

b.kuhns@kpbsd.k12.ak

homerpool.org

Hours:

6:30am – 8:30pm

Volunteer & Employment:

Both volunteers and potential employees must be over 16 year old.

Job-seekers could apply to be cashiers, lifeguards, and aquatic instructors. Volunteer opportunities are similar.

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2015

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The Bay Club

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Location:

2395 Kachemak Dr.

Contact:

(907) 235-2582

www.homerbayclub.com

HomerBayClub@gmail.com

Hours:

Monday – Friday  5:30am – 8pm, Saturday  9am – 6pm, Sunday  11am – 4pm

What can teens do?

Teens are welcome to take classes, join as members, or apply for a job. Included in a memberships are ALL the classes offered by the Bay Club.

Employment:

To apply, submit a resume and Bay Club Application. If chosen, you will be contacted for an interview, and if hired the dress code is “customer service preppy” (polo shirts, etc.). No piercings and all tattoos must be covered. Applicants must be able to be on time and follow direction well. Interest in health and wellness is a plus. Potential jobs include: working the front desk, hands-on labor, and cleaning. Pays $9/hr.

Classes:

Zumba, nutrition, yoga, rock climbing (including a teens-only class), swimming, spin, cardio, strength, tai chi, weight lifting, and more.

They also offer education outreach programs where they share information from verified scientific articles, promote positive psychology approaches to everyday life, and have a “Healthy Futures Alaska” program where schools register and keep exercise and eating habits logs and each school enters to win prizes.

Cost? Discounts?

Individual classes cost $12-15.

The “Junior” membership is available to youth ages 14-18 and costs $87/month. It requires a one-year commitment and monthly automatic payments. New customers are charged an enrollment fee which is $187.

For people 19 and older, a membership starts at $97/month, with the same stipulations as the “Junior membership and its own enrollment fee.

The Bay Club also offers corporate contracts (meaning a certain number of people join as members together) with youth groups.

Benefit to Teens:

The Bay Club lets teens be “self-defined in a complex world. Here teens will be respected. Respect means they’re treated like adults.”

Then there’s the obvious benefits: Being healthy. Meditation. Rock climbing. FUN! We emphasize teen-focused classes because teens years are when we start lifelong behaviors.”

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SaveUMore

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Location:

3611 Greatland St

Contact:

(907) 235-8661

vcaspaar@yahoo.com

Hours:

Monday – Saturday  8am – 8pm

What is it?

Save-U-More is mostly a grocery store, but also has a deli (pizza, ice-cream, etc), as well as school/office supplies, general home accessories (towels, rugs, pillows), some electronics, and some clothing. Also lots of interesting foods from different cultures in the grocery section as well as natural food/organic options.

Employment:

Positions  often available:

 Fast Retail Cashiers

Experienced Retail Stockers

Night Stockers

Experienced Daytime Deli-Foodservice Persons

Experienced Nighttime Food Production Persons

Independent Working Night Baker

Apply by email, send resume to: vcaspaar@yahoo.com

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Safeway

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Location:

90 Sterling Hwy

Hours:

Daily 5am – Midnight

Pharmacy Hours:

Monday – Friday  9am – 7pm, Saturday  9am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm

Contact:

Store Phone: 907-226-1000

Pharmacy Phone: 907-226-1060

What is it?

Safeway is a grocery store with a bakery, florist, pharmacy, Starbucks, deli, and movie rentals.

Employment:

Hire 14+, Bagger, push carts, clean, shelf produce, cashier, etc.

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Anchor Point Natural Foods

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Location:

345 Sterling Hwy

Contact:

(907) 399-7900

info@anchorpointnaturalfoods.com

www.apnaturalfoods.com

Hours:

Monday – Friday  12pm – 6pm

What is it?

“Over 90 percent of the food we sell at Anchor Point Natural Foods is Non-GMO! The less than 10 percent that might contain GMOs are identified with red dots, making it easy to spot. We offer a variety of natural and organic groceries including local produce, eggs, meats, fish, jams, baked goods and more. We also have gluten-free and dairy-free foods. Plus you can order foods in bulk and by the case. Serving the communities of Homer, Kachemak City, Anchor Point, Ninilchik, Nikolaevsk, Seldovia, Kasilof and more! We accept credit cards, debit cards, cash, checks and SNAP/EBT cards.”

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC)

On 05, May 2015 | In Healthy Relationships, Jobs, Sexuality, Young Parents | By Stephanie

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.

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May
2015

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Salvation Army Thrift

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Location:

268 E. Pioneer

Contact:

235­2609

salvationarmyusa.org

Hours:

M­onday – Friday  10am – ­5:30pm

What is it?

A thrift store. Salvation Army sells a range of things, such as: Clothing, shoes, hardware or gardening supplies, building supplies, art supplies, sports equipment, hygiene products, underwear, bras, toys, electronics, school supplies, music supplies, jewelry, beauty products, etc.

Employment:

Positions are available for youth 14+ during the summer. Dress code: Long pants, close­-toed shoes, no showing tattoos, no tank tops. Contact Kelly Kokel (manager), (907) 235­-8923

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May
2015

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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

On 05, May 2015 | In Education, Jobs, Outdoors, Things to Do | By Stephanie

Location:

708 Smokey Bay Way

Contact:

(907) ­235-­6746

info@akcoastalstudies.org

www.akcoastalstudies.org

What is it?

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) connects people in the Homer area with the outdoors. Through various events throughout the summer and winter and the Wynn Nature Center, CACS invites everyone to take part in the open spaces, as well as the educational programs. They offer school programs, both day and overnight trips.

During the summer, CACS offers internships to youth over the age of 14. “The purpose of this internship program is to provide opportunities for practical experiences to high school age youth at facilities operated by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies­­the Wynn Nature, Peterson Bay Field Station, and the CACS Yurt on the Spit. Learning opportunities at these facilities have been designed to help you gain skills in the areas of nature interpretation and teaching, public relations, research and monitoring and other behind the scene duties like trail maintenance and program preparation.”