If you have an immediate need, please call 911.
If you are looking for resources, please call 211 for help in finding what there is closest to you.
Valley Charities, Inc - www.valleycharities.org
404 N Yenlo in Wasilla - 907-354-4660
Mission Statement: “Serving the Community”
Vision Statement: “Provide Resources as Servants to our Community”
Valley Charities, Inc. has been providing services to Mat-Su Valley residents and organizations since the late 1950’s. Valley Charities has always had a threefold purpose; the sale of donated quality second hand goods at reasonable prices; the medical equipment loan program; and financial grants to individuals, families and community organizations.
Mat-Su Corps Salvation Army - https://mat-suvalley.salvationarmy.org/
12271 E. Palmer Wasilla Hwy, Palmer
The Salvation Army Mat-Su Valley Corps, Palmer, Alaska. 449 likes. Changing the world with the love of Jesus, one life at a time.
The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army's doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes. Its objects are the advancement of the Christian religion ... of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole...
Alaska Family Services - AFS - http://www.akafs.org/
1825 S. Chugach St.
Palmer, AK 99645
24-hour Crisis Line
Local (907) 746-4080
Toll-free (866) 746-4080
About Us: Alaska Family Services was established in 1979 to respond to the needs of women and children in crisis in the Mat-Su Borough. What began as a small core of basic services has grown to a broad network of programs, including the only nationally accredited domestic violence/sexual assault shelter in Alaska.
Our Services: We offer a comprehensive array of services for women, children and families in need. From substance abuse counseling and family violence intervention, to parenting workshops and residential services for at-risk youth, each of our programs is designed to help strengthen and support families.
Valley Residential Services - www.valleyres.org/
1075 S Check St Suite 102, Wasilla, AK 99654
VRS is a faith-based organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable housing for people with special needs. Special needs is defined as individuals with mental or physical disabilities, homeless, experiencing low-income levels or of advanced age.
It is the goal of VRS to provide quality, safe and affordable special needs housing to the residents of the Mat-Su Valley. VRS strives to improve the quality of life to its residents by providing the most basic element of stabilization - housing. VRS works closely with area service agencies to provide the valuable supports to our tenants helping them to achieve a successful life style.
Blood-N -Fire Ministries - http://bloodnfireak.org/
7362 W Parks Highway, Meadow Lakes Center, Wasilla, AK 99654
OUR MISSION: Providing food, clothing and shelter for those in need. Offering a place where men, women and families can come rebuild their lives and be restored to hope, self-worth and purpose.
Homeless Prevention: Blood-n-Fire also partners with six other agencies to provide homeless prevention. We work in partnership with the Valley Charities, Family Promise, My House, Salvation Army, Day Break and Alaska Family Services to help prevent homelessness. This program offers qualifying applicants with assistance with utility shut-off notices, heating fuel costs, eviction prevention and help with a portion of first months rent. When resources are available we also help with heating fuel, wood heat and gas cards.
Housing Programs: Knik House opened our first transitional living facility March, 2015. Since then we have grown to a multi-site program that has served hundreds of men and women facing homelessness for various reasons. Residents are challenged and equipped to move to stable independence. All while living in a sober, safe environment. Knik House is an 12-18 month program currently housing up to 23 men in one location and 11 women in our second location.
Family Promise of Mat-Su - http://familypromisematsu.org/
561 W. Nelson Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654
Our Service: Overnight shelter is provided within the facilities of our host congregations.
Hosting duties rotate on a weekly basis with each congregation hosting for one week at a time. In its turn, each congregation provides overnight lodging, meals, and welcoming care.
Daybreak, Inc - http://daybreakmhsc.com/
263 S Bonanza St - Palmer, AK 99645
Located in Palmer this agency provides Mental Health services to Mat-Su Valley residents.
Since 1988, Daybreak has been providing comprehensive case management services to adults seeking to live a complete and largely self-sufficient lifestyle in the Mat-Su Valley. Our initial focus was working with those with a diagnosed mental illness, helping them to engage in their communities by assisting them to find and obtain employment, housing, transportation and other services.
The Valley Reentry Program, funded by the Mat-Su Health Foundation and the Mat-Su Reentry Coalition focuses on reducing recidivism among those people who are coming out of the prison system and returning to society. The program is voluntary and open to those individuals who are scheduled to be released from the Department of Corrections.
Mat-Su Health Foundation - www.healthymatsu.org
777 N Crusey Ave
Wasilla, AK 99654
Fax: (907) 352-2865
The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) provides financial support for well-managed 501(c)(3) organizations offering services and practical solutions to significant health related problems impacting the citizens of the Mat-Su Borough.
MY House - www.myhousematsu.org
Visit us at My House | Gathering Grounds
300 North Willow
Wasilla, AK 99654
The mission of MY House is serving the needs of the Homeless & Runaway Teens throughout the Mat-Su Valley.
MY House is a non-profit organization that makes available the basic needs of safety, shelter, warmth and nourishment for teens in the valley that needs our support. We thank you for visiting to learn more on how to help our valley teens.
United Way of Mat-Su - www.unitedwaymatsu.org
550 S. Alaska Street, Suite 205
Palmer, AK 99645
(located above Turkey Red & Palmer Downtown Deli)
United Way of Mat-Su is an organization that focuses it's efforts on advancing education, financial stability, and health because those three factors are the building blocks for a good quality life.
FIT - Families in Transition - www.matsuk12.us
Families in Transition is a part of the Mat-Su Borough School District's Title I Program which provides services throughout the district to homeless children and youth.
The goal of Families in Transition is to promote school stability and academic success for students experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act, which was reauthorized as part of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2002, is our guidance on determining eligibility and providing services.