Raven’s Way is a residential treatment program for Alaskan youth. Based in Sitka, our nationally accredited program combines conventional substance abuse treatment, adventure-based therapy, and Native cultural activities.
Raven’s Way students receive the tools necessary to choose a healthy, substance-free lifestyle. We focus on developing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual strengths, as well as communication and problem-solving skills. As a voluntary program, with an average length of stay of 75-90 days, participants must be willing to engage themselves in an intensive, substance-free treatment program.
Our licensed/certified staff include psychologists and therapists, alcohol/drug counselors, and a secondary education teacher. Medical and psychiatric support is available through SEARHC’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.
The program is open to Alaska youth ages 13-18 who have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse and/or dependence.
The adolescents referred to our program should be those who would benefit from a program that includes physical challenges, group cooperation, and team building. Referrals may come from parents, community service providers, health councils, probation officers, schools, and others responsible for an adolescent that may be in need of substance abuse treatment.
Raven’s Way follows an “open enrollment” model, so students do not need to wait for a pre-scheduled time to participate. We continually admit students as space is available.
Indian Health Service (IHS), Medicaid, or private insurance covers the cost of treatment and travel for most students.
Raven’s Way is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Alaska and adheres to the ethical standards of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
- Download an application (PDF 650kb)
Travel Assistance Forms
- Client Travel Instructions (PDF 208kb)
- NonMedicaid – Consent for Release of Confidential Information (PDF 198kb)
- With Medicaid – Medicaid Travel Assistance Instructions (PDF 222kb)
- With Medicaid – Release of Confidential Information Medicaid (PDF 194kb)
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Please contact the Raven’s Way Intake Specialist with questions or for referral information and intake packets.
Tel: (800) 770-3063 or (907) 966-8716
Fax: (907) 966-8705
222 Tongass Drive, Sitka, Alaska 99835