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Gastineau Human Services

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The Basics

Gastineau Human Services is a nonprofit behavioral health facility located in a quiet business district of Juneau, Alaska. Since 1965, GHS has offered outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) to adults that include drug and alcohol assessments, individual therapy and gender- and culture-specific therapy groups.

Treatment and Staff

GHS’s treatment services use a CBT approach and are not 12-step oriented. In addition to offering services to the general public, they assist those who are dealing with the court system. Dual diagnosis support may be offered, but no detox services are provided. Those who need detox or inpatient services are offered referrals to another facility.

Based on an initial assessment, counselors design an individualized treatment schedule for each client. The minimum commitment to GHS is 12 weeks, during which clients have individual therapy at least once a week and attend 90 minutes of group therapy daily, excluding weekends. Men- and women-only groups focus on addiction issues that are specific to gender. GHS also runs groups geared toward assisting members of the Native American Indian tribes of Alaska with substance abuse issues, while respecting their cultural traditions. There is a relapse prevention group that focuses on how to maintain sobriety after completion of the program and clients are welcome to return to this group at GHS, free of charge, when they need the support.

The staff consists of six certified chemical dependency counselors who run the therapy sessions as well as one employment counselor who assists clients with vocational matters.

Extras

GHS also provides transitional housing to assist the homeless population of Juneau in getting off of the streets. The GHS community corrections program provides outpatient substance abuse treatment and employment and long-term housing services to formerly incarcerated adults referred by the state Department of Corrections to facilitate their reintegration into mainstream society.

In Summary

Gastineau Human Services offers a small, but effective array of affordable services that are dedicated to helping the unique Juneau community. The gender- and culture-specific groups have been designed with this population in mind. The services are provided at a sliding scale fee, dependent on income. With the possibility of getting up to a 90 percent discount on services, anyone in the Juneau area who wants treatment can afford it.

Gastineau Human Services
5597 Aisek St
Juneau, AK 99801

Gastineau Human Services Cost: Sliding scale (up to 90% discount, dependent on income). Minimum: $80.50 (assessment), $7.50 (per 90 minute group session), $6.50 (per individual session). Reach Gastineau Human Services by phone at (907) 780-4338 or by email at [email protected].

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  1. Tony Curtis Stevens on

    I am a resident staying here placement by my probation office! This place is a money pit. By that I mean, they have a stack of paperwork making the potential resident with the belief this paperwork is required by them, for admission into GHS. This is so far from the truth! They also charge for everything. Upon entry, they charge for blankets, sheets, tots, they take 25% of your gross earned income for room and board then they also take 20% for other fees that are occurred while here, but that doesn’t include the treatment services fees or bus tokens. I am, and still in shock because for somebody that is trying my best to reintegrate into society, they want to take more than half of my gross earned income. This is unbelievable! But this sadly is the fact of life here at GHS as a resident. My account is and will remain in a negative balance until I am paid enough to pay off my bill to reside here! But, in accordance to what is reported to the state of Alaska set in GHS guideline and criteria, everything here at GHS- CRC- halfway house, everything is supposed to be included. I hope that I don’t get reintegrated into the community just to have more debt than I came here with!

  2. Kim Christiansen on

    I have come into the office a few times for visits, to drop items off, and apply for 3rd Party Sponsor. I believe all but two times I was treated poorly, rudely, and without any respect. There are a few times I have mentioned this to the staff and it is to no avail.
    I have also noticed that when my friend has applied for flight time at the appropriate time frame, the staff later denied his flight plan stating that it wasn’t turned in on time.
    I do not believe that because people have made mistakes, some very large mistakes, that they and there family and friends need to be treated as less than humane.

    • Tony Curtis Stevens on

      I m a resident staying here placement by my probation office! This place is a money pit. By that I mean, they have a stack of paperwork making the potential resident with the belief this paperwork is required by them, for admission into GHS. This is so far from the truth! They also charge for everything. Upon entry, they charge for blankets, sheets, tots, they take 25% of your gross earned income for room and board then they also take 20% for other fees that are occurred while here, but that doesn’t include the treatment services fees or bus tokens. I am, and still in shock because for somebody that is trying my best to reintegrate into society, they want to take more than half of my gross earned income. This is unbelievable! But this sadly is the fact of life here at GHS as a resident. My account is and will remain in a negative balance until I am paid enough to pay off my bill to reside here! But, in accordance to what is reported to the state of Alaska set in GHS guideline and criteria, everything here at GHS- CRC- halfway house, everything is supposed to be included. I hope that I don’t get reintegrated into the community just to have more debt than I came here with!

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