Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) was established in 1988 with the goal of preventing child abuse and neglect throughout the state.
It is our mission to ensure all Alaskan children grow up in a family and community that provides them with all the tools and resources necessary to make their dreams come true.
Child abuse and neglect continues to put a burden on the individual, the family, the community and the state long after the abuse has occurred. Children who experience this type of trauma – also called Adverse Childhood Experiences – typically have poor school performance, use mental health resources at a higher rate, are more likely to be part of the correctional system, and are more likely to experience health issues.
For every dollar we invest in preventing children from experiencing trauma like child abuse and neglect, the return on investment is tenfold. With the generous support of our donors, ACT has invested more than $4 million in Alaskan children and families since our inception. Read some inspiring success stories.
Our efforts include the Alaska Afterschool Network, the Alaska Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative, Prevent Child Abuse Alaska, and Strengthening Families approach.