- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 90. Displaced Homemakers
- Section 20. Multipurpose Service Centers.
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AS 47.90.020. Multipurpose Service Centers.
- (a) A multipurpose service center for displaced homemakers established under AS 47.90.010
may provide the following services:
- (1) job counseling services that
- (A) are specifically designed for displaced homemakers;
- (B) counsel displaced homemakers regarding job opportunities; and
- (C) consider and build on the skills and experience of a homemaker and emphasize job readiness as well as skill
- (2) job training and job placement services that
- (A) emphasize short-term training programs that expand upon homemaking skills and volunteer experience and that lead to
- (B) develop through cooperation with state and local government agencies and private employers training and placement
programs for jobs in the public and private sector;
- (C) assist displaced homemakers in gaining admission to existing public and private job-training programs and
opportunities including vocational education, reentry into secondary and post-secondary education, and apprenticeship
training programs; and
- (D) assist in identifying community needs and creating new jobs for displaced homemakers in the public and private sector;
- (3) health counseling services including referral to existing health programs with respect to
- (A) general principles of preventive health care;
- (B) health care consumer education, particularly in the selection of physicians and health care services including health
maintenance organizations and health insurance;
- (C) mental health care and transitional counseling;
- (D) family health care and nutrition;
- (E) alcohol and drug abuse, including the abuse of prescription drugs; and
- (F) other related health care matters;
- (4) financial management services that provide information and assistance relating to insurance, taxes, estate and probate
matters, mortgages; loans, and related financial matters;
- (5) educational services including
- (A) information relating to courses offering credit through secondary or postsecondary education programs and reentry
programs, including bilingual programs if appropriate, and information relating to the availability of financial
- (B) information about other programs of benefit to displaced homemakers;
- (6) legal counseling and referral services;
- (7) information services with respect to federal and state employment, education, health, public assistance, and
unemployment assistance programs that the commissioner determines to be of benefit to displaced homemakers.
- (b) A multipurpose center for displaced homemakers may provide assistance in obtaining child care, temporary babysitting
expenses, and transportation when it will aid a displaced homemaker to receive services under (a) of this section.
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