The Dorothy Saxton Youth Shelter offers residential care services for children up to the age of 18. The facility provides emergency stabilization, behavioral rehabilitative, and short- and temporary-placement services. It is licensed by the Department of Public Health. The Dorothy Saxton Youth Shelter is a part of Alaska Family Services, which is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of women and children. The organization serves individuals who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, chemical dependency and abuse. It offers information on healthy communication and deals in parental issues. Alaska Family Services administers family violence and intervention and community-based programs. It also administers the alcohol and safety action program that provides substance abuse screening and case management services. The organization also provides assistance to low-income families.