The term “homeless” can conjure up images of people on the street; there because of addictions or mental illness. But being homeless is actually much closer to our realities than you may realize.
Last year, a family of 5 became homeless after their home was swept into the Matanuska River. We partnered with Red Cross to put the family up in a hotel for about a week until an apartment was ready for them to move in to. We then helped them with their first month’s rent.
Valley Charities is the lead agency working with recent grant funding to help those in need stay in their homes, BEFORE they become homeless. And when in dire straits, such as having your house taken away by a river, we help you keep a roof over your head while you work on finding a new residence.
If you find yourself in a situation where losing your home/residence is imminent, you can contact one of the agencies listed below to see if you qualify for assistance.
|Alaska Family Services||907-746-6273||Palmer|
|Blood-N-Fire Ministries||907-864-0463||Meadow Lakes|
|Family Promise of Mat-Su||907-357-6160||Wasilla|
|Salvation Army of Mat-Su||907-745-7099||Palmer|
|Valley Charities, Inc||907-354-4660||Wasilla|
Homeless Prevention Program Services