An estimated 908,000 children are victims of abuse & neglect every year. Whether the abuse is emotional, neglect, physical or sexual, the scars can last a lifetime without mental health assistance.

In 2006, there were an estimated 15,000 children with a Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) diagnosis of which only approximately 5,000 were receiving any type of treatment services (DHHS, 2008).


Why DFS?

If you want to make a difference in the world, you can do that by partnering with us to change a child’s life.

The future of our country depends on the mental health and strength of our young people. Whenever children are emotionally and mentally healthy, communities are stronger.

Who We Are

Denali Family Services (DFS) was incorporated in May 1995 as Alternatives Child and Family Guidance Clinic. At that time, the agency operated as an outpatient psychological and psychiatric provider with a child protection visitation program. By 1996, the agency provided wrap-around services for the “severely emotionally disturbed” (SED).
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Who We Serve

Denali Family Services serves children who require intensive behavioral health care services and their families. Denali Family Services offers individual, family and group psychotherapy services in combination with intensive care coordination and rehabilitative services. The majority of the consumers served are children who experience mental illness.
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