Teen Center / Clinic

Located in midtown Anchorage, AYA POWER (Peer Outreach Workers Education and Referral) Teen Center & Clinic is run by teens for teens with supportive professional adult staff when necessary. Together we create a safe space where youth can hangout with their peers in a relaxed environment, gain access to resources and education, and learn about safer options when needed. No one makes judgments – the only goal is to provide help and support.

Are you between the ages of 13 and 23 years old?

Our drop-in center provides a safe space to hang out, play Xbox, watch movies, grab a snack, grab clothing from our clothing closet, grab some take home food from our food pantry, or just talk to someone who is ready to listen.

Questions or feeling shy? You can always call us: (907).929.2633

Teen Center Hours:

MONDAY: 1 pm – 5 pm

TUESDAY: 1 pm – 5 pm

WEDNESDAY: 1 pm – 5 pm

THURSDAY: 1 pm – 5 pm

FREE Drop-in Center Services (ages 13-23)

  • Sack lunches or a kitchen to make (and learn how to make) meals
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Hygiene Items
  • Clothing Closet
  • Food Pantry
  • X-Box & Wii
  • Board games
  • Art activities
  • Movies
  • Computers with internet access
  • Access to condoms
  • Case Management services
  • Mental Health services
  • Peer support

Every week we have community partners such as Nine Star, Anchorage Job Center, 4as, Anchorage School District, and South Central Foundation come into the drop-in center to help with getting center participants signed up for services. We try our best to connect our participants with needed and requested services throughout the community. All services are on a volunteer and as requested basis.

What Teens say:

“It’s a place to chill and kick back.”

“It’s a fun and comfortable environment.”

“If I didn’t come here, I’d still be on the streets.”

“There is music, testing, and free food in a friendly environment. There’s no pressure to be in the teen clinic, you can just hang out and chill.”

“Well I’ve been coming here since I was a teenager and watched this place grow. It’s cool to see teens learning new facts and being aware. If you need someone to talk to come to the teen clinic.”