Family Assistance Foundation

ATIA is a partner of the Family Assistance Foundation (FAF) , an organization whose mission is to support and improve business and industry responses to emergencies and disasters.

ATIA members have access to training programs provided by FAF and can access the FAF network to coordinate and mobilize resources during a crisis. To date, more than 100 Alaskans have received training in FAF's Human Services Response approach and are able to serve as volunteer care teams, providing assistance to affected companies in the event of a tragedy.

ATIA hosted its 3rd Annual Family Assistance Foundation Human Services Response (TM) training in Juneau on March 27-28, 2018. Thank you to our sponsors: Alaska Railroad, Explore Fairbanks, John Hall's Alaska Tours, Alaska Coach Tours, Alaska Alpine Adventures.

The next training will be held in 2019.

2018 Family Assistance Foundation Training Class, Juneau, AK

“I had a guest suffer the loss of her husband while traveling in rural Alaska. This meant she would be alone in Anchorage trying to make arrangements while grieving and in shock and being miles from her family. These types of situations are a reality to some of our Alaska visitors. I am so relieved and pleased that we now have the resources of the Family Assistance Foundation available to us through ATIA. Especially for those of us offering Alaskan Experiences in rural Alaska, we now have peace of mind knowing we have a network of trained industry professionals to ensure our guests are taken care of in difficult times.”

Kelly Bender
Lazy Otter Charters
Whittier, AK

For more information, contact Laurie Booyse.