What is the Family Safety Net (FSN)?

The Family Safety Net aims to help keep children and youth safe by supporting families in storing their firearms safely.

In partnership with the Maniilaq Association and the University of Michigan, the Family Safety Net will offer adult family members resources (ammo boxes, gun safes, locks) and reminders to keep their loved ones safe by locking, unloading home firearms, and storing ammo separate starting in late 2021. 

Now, we want your input to make sure we design the Family Safety Net right.

If you have lived in Northwest Alaska for at least 5 years, you are eligible to:

  • Fill out a ~20-minute survey about firearms and storage in your home
  • Spend ~30-minutes talking to us about firearms, firearm storage, culture, teachings, etc.

Check out how to Get Involved!

Our work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (R61MH125757) and the UM Injury Prevention Center by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (R49-CE-003085).