New space for evaluation, treatment of physical, sexual abuse scheduled to open in April

April 02, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska CARES, state’s largest evaluation center for children experiencing physical and sexual abuse, and Forensic Nursing Services of Providence are scheduled to open at their new midtown Anchorage location in April.

Alaska CARES is the state’s largest Child Advocacy Center and serves children, from newborns to age 18 years, from around the state. Treatment is provided in a facility where victim advocates, law enforcement, child protection, tribal health, forensic medicine and mental health professionals are all located under one roof so they can work together to help victims.

Forensic Nursing Services of Providence (FNSP) provides medical-forensic exams to patients age 16 and over who have experienced a form of interpersonal violence, primarily sexual assault.

Representatives from the Office of Children’s Services, Anchorage Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, Southcentral Foundation, and Federal Bureau of Investigation will be co-located with caregivers from Alaska CARES and FSNP to provide care in a victim-friendly, secure space.

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About Alaska CARES
Alaska CARES is an outpatient clinic located in Anchorage, Alaska. The clinic provides complete sexual and physical abuse evaluations for approximately 1,000 children each year, newborn to age 18 years, and 24-hour on-call services for cases that are considered emergent. Alaska CARES is a Children's Advocacy Center and a member of the National Children's Alliance, which is the governing body for more than 450 Children's Advocacy Centers across the United States. For more information about Alaska CARES, visit akcares.org.