Accessing Services & Supports



Helping an individual in accessing a full life and assisting them in realizing their dreams is really what Hope’s service philosophy is all about.


How We Can Help

The journey to accessing services or information about services can feel complicated and confusing.  We try to minimize the stress and strain on families by providing caring people who will listen, be supportive and assist you in advocating for your family member’s needs.

Our New Services Team provides a wealth of knowledge for families seeking information, resources and/or services.  We understand that families and individuals are the true experts in what supports they need and our team can assist in connecting you with community resources; education about options for care and support; provide information; assist with futures planning, and so much more.


Who to Contact

If you are new to disability services we encourage you to take advantage of the Short-Term Assistance and Referral Program (STAR).  STAR Coordinators assist people in learning what is required to meet the state law definition of developmentally disabled, navigating the eligibility process, and understanding what services, other than Medicaid waiver supports, may be available. This program is funded through the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services.  For those in need of assistance in applying for developmental disability determination, completing a registration and review form for the IDD waiver, or require other supports and/or assistance in applying for state funded grants and/or programs please contact a STAR Coordinator nearest you.

Families who are already eligible for services can contact Hope’s New Services Team directly at or by phone at 907-433-4897.  We look forward to helping you navigate the road to ensure you and/or your family member has a successful journey in securing the services and supports desired.


Eligibility and Funding Resources:

State of Alaska’s web site regarding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities waiver eligibility is an excellent resource.


All of Hope’s services and supports are individualized. Given the opportunity, Hope will work towards meeting the needs of most people requesting services. The following supports are just a few of the offerings that can be uniquely designed to support a full life.