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).
As a behavioral health provider, DFS serves the most acute children with mental illness residing outside of psychiatric residential settings. In 1997, DFS became a child placement agency with the ability to recruit, license, train, and supervise foster homes and place children in those homes. In 2011, there was a name change, Alternatives was dropped and Denali Family Services is the official name of the agency.
Denali Family Services is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Denali Family Services is a member of the following:
- Alaska Behavioral Health Association
- Alaska Community Share
- Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- Foster Family-based Treatment Association
- National Indian Child Welfare Association
- National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health
- National Council for Community Behavioral Health
Michael and Karen Foster
2017 Audited Financial Statements