Anchorage Peer Leader Navigators

Learn more about Peer Leader Navigators at their website:

Anchorage PLNs - Who We Are

Anchorage Peer Leader Navigators (PLNs) explain what the program does, and why it is important to them and the people they help.


Anchorage PLNs


PLNs are bilingual and multilingual people in Anchorage who have been trained to find and evaluate reliable information. They help people find the services they need.

PLNs receive ongoing training to hone their skills and stay up-to-date on public health news

     Current PLN Languages:
        Amharic አማርኛ
        Arabic عرب
        Dinka Thuɔŋjäŋ
        Japanese 日本語
        Ikinyarwanda
        Korean 한국어
        Nuer
        Russian РУССКИЙ
        Sāmoa
        Af Somaali
        Español
        Tongan

PLNs Help People in the Community

When a Peer Leader Navigator helps a client, they fill out a report (the client is anonymous) to describe their interaction.

This data reflects the 8 month period between September 2020 - June 2021.

800+

outreach interactions reported by PLNs

3,000+

people helped by PLNs

2,000

hours spent with those clients

PLNs Help with Critical Services

Health Information

Vaccine appointments, find reliable health advice, manage /prevent chronic disease

Rent & Mortgage

Rent assistance, emergency housing, landlord/tenant guidance

Food Supplies

Access food banks, deliver food bank food, sign up for food related public assistance

School & Childcare

Understand ASD policies, find good childcare, early intervention, general parent support

Job Help & Small Business

Fill out job applications, prepare for interview, small business support through ACLT partnership.

Information Literacy

Understand important letters, emails, or processes/systems, help file taxes

Learn more at the PLN website: