The Mental Health Consumer Web (The Web) is the only behavioral
health consumer-driven drop-in and engagement center in
Anchorage. The organizationís activities are completely free and
are funded by the Division of Behavioral Health and the Alaska
Mental Health Trust Authority.
The Web is recovery based and serves many people, including
those with mental health issues and/or drug and alcohol abuse
who are often homeless. The Web currently has 640 members and is
visited over 12,000 times annually for services such as computer
access, support for substance abuse recovery, peer mentoring,
support groups volunteer opportunities, community involvement,
recreation, education and more!
The Web has many partners and we thank each of them.
Mental Health Trust Authority
Department of Behavior Health
Womenís Recovery Project
Domiciliary Recovering Veterans
Mental Health Court
Mayorís Homeless Coalition
Womenís Support Group:
The Womenís Recovery Project hosts meetings every Wednesday at
11:00 a.m. This Group has been running for nearly two years and
provides an environment for women to focus on their specific
needs and support each otherís growth and recovery
Doing it by Choice AA:
Meets at 6:00 pm Saturdays in traditional Alcoholic Anonymous
12- step format. Once a month, a large dinner/speaker meeting is
held on Sunday.
Brown Bag Speaker Series:
The series features experts and peers that speak on a wide
variety of issues that concern the lives of those in recovery.
Better Quality of Life through Recreation:
The Web provides community integration outings such as trips to
the Alaska State Fair, movies, and fishing. The programís
12-person van allows more participation in the many activities
in our community.
These are a few of the Webís many activities.
Wellness Readiness Action Plan (WRAP):
The WRAP is a self-management and recovery system. WRAP is
and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors
quality of life
people in achieving their own life goals and dreams.
Individual WRAP plans provide participants with a personally
developed road map of their goals, objectives and wellness
resources that may be used to further their recovery. A WRAP
also maps out potential actions and skills that can be used in
periods of symptom reoccurrence. The WRAP can help one to
reduce, modify or eliminate symptoms by using planned
responses. This form of self directed planning empowers
participants to take charge of and be responsible for their own
The WRAP is taught generally over a five day period, with each
day lasting about five-hours. The class is taught by Web staff
and is held approximately once per month. The class schedule
varies from month to month. Please call Hosanna at 222-2980 for
questions or to sign up for a class. The class is free.