Miscellaneous Resources

Advocacy

Statewide

Social Security Administration

Office of Public Advocacy (OPA)

Provides legal advocacy and guardianship services to vulnerable Alaskans.

Better Business Bureau

Complaints about businesses and listing of good businesses.

Alaska Legal Services

ALSC provides free clinics, legal advice and representation to qualified Alaskans on a variety of topic including family law, foreclosures, bankruptcy, consumer protection, Medicaid/SSI appeals.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Alaska State Office of the Ombudsman

Handles complaints concerning state agencies.

Alaska Child Support Services

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights

Investigates complaints of discrimination based on race, national origin, sex, religion, marital status, color, pregnancy, parenthood, age, physical disability, mental disability in employment, housing, public accommodations, financing, and government services in the State of Alaska.

Mat-Su Community Coalitions

Thrive Mat-Su

A coalition made up of community stakeholders who are coordinating a data-driven community response to prevent and reduce youth substance use. Meetings held every third Tuesday of the month from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

R.O.C.K. Raising Our Children with Kindness

Group aimed to increase family resilience and reduce child maltreatment in the Mat-Su.

Mat-Su Reentry Coalition

A taskforce working toward a sustainable community solution to the housing needs of prisoners reentering the Mat-Su community.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Mat-Su Housing and Homelessness Coalition

Coalition formed to advocate for sustainable community solutions to reduce homelessness in the Mat-Su Borough.

Mat Su Coalition for Suicide Prevention

A coalition of volunteers and partner organizations that offer suicide prevention through education, survivor support groups and other post prevention, prevention and intervention tools. Meeting times 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 7 pm-9 pm.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99645

Mat-Su Community Organizations Active in Disaster

COADs (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) are voluntary associations of community organizations who prepare to address emergency management. Meeting times 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7 pm – 9 pm.

Address

Palmer Alaska

Mat-Su Agency Partnership

A group that wants to cultivate a healthy Mat-Su community through interagency partnership.

Early Childhood Partnership of Mat-Su (ECP)

Comprised of local agencies, community members, and educators, focused on serving the Mat-Su Borough's young children (0-5 year olds) and their families.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force

Building awareness about domestic violence in the Mat-Su Valley. Meets every third Tuesday of the month from 12:00pm-1:00pm. New attendees RSVP.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Community Justice Coalition

Coalition of local law enforcement agencies, service providers, and community members committed to issues of among youth in our community. Meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 am.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Castle Mountain Coalition

Coalition works to promote and preserve ecological integrity, economic sustainability and quality of life within the Matanuska River watershed.

Address

Chickaloon AK, 99674

Breathe Free Mat-Su Coalition

Coalition of health care professionals and community citizens working toward the elimination of second-hand smoke exposure and smoking cessation.

Alaska Wellness Coalition

A statewide prevention network comprised of community-based coalitions, working towards similar prevention and wellness issues.

Housing

Homeowners

Wasilla Homeless-Committee

Provides case management, resource referrals, housing search assistance, job search assistance, clothing, furniture, and household items

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Salvation Army

Provides rent assistance.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Rural Development Corp

Providing loans and grants for housing for single family homes and multi- family dwellings.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Palmer Arms Apartments

Affordable housing.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

NeighborWorks

Provide services to make homeownership possible for families who have incomes less than 80% of the area median income.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

MY House

Provides rent assistance. Provides hot meals every Friday night for homeless youth.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Knik Tribal Council

Home modernization & rehabilitation programs. Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Hunter Creek Apartments

Low income tax credit property

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Habitat for Humanity Mat-Su

Coordinates community volunteers to construct homes for low income families.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Family Promise of Mat-Su

Rent Assistance.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Eagle Ridge Townhomes

Low income tax credit property

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Creekwood Park

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Blood-N-Fire Ministries of Alaska

Rent and Mortgage assistance (when funds are available).

Address

Wasilla, AK 99623

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

Provides Alaskans with access to safe, quality, affordable housing.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Alaska Community Development Corporation

Housing and energy efficiency programs.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Subsidized Housing

Valley Residential Services

Provides low-income housing.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Ridgecrest Park

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Northridge Apartments

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Knik Tribal Council

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

CSS: HUD-VASH

Provides housing vouchers to homeless veterans and their families; Must be eligible through the VA.

Forest Hills

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Forest Apartments

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

Provides an online locator for vouchers.

Shelters

Turn-A-Leaf

Provides temporary/short term hotel vouchers.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

MY House

Provides emergency shelter for homeless youth ages 14-24 for both men and women. Provides hot meals every Friday night for homeless youth.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Salvation Army

Temporary/short-term hotel vouchers.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Family Promise of Mat-Su

Provides compassionate care through shelter, meals, and case management to families without housing. Family Promise shelter guests’ pets boarded on site.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Knik House

Provide temporary, long term and emergency housing for families, men, women, single parents, reentry population and people with mental illness in the Mat Su Valley.

Alaska Family Services: Domestic Violence Shelter

Safe Shelter for female victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with or without children is staffed 24-hours a day by professional, specially trained domestic violence advocates.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Population Specific Housing

Alaska Housing

Low cost housing for seniors.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99687

Wasilla Senior Center

Provides 129 units of housing for seniors.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Valley Residential Services

Provides housing for adults with special needs as defined as those individuals with mental or developmental disabilities, individuals with low or moderate income or advanced in age.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Sunshine Senior Village

A six-unit apartment complex for seniors. They have on and two bedroom apartments. Include utilities and covered parking.

Address

Talkeetna, AK 99676

Sutton Manor

Low income housing for seniors.

Address

Sutton, AK

Senior Housing

Alaskan housing and finance programs to assist the elderly/disabled.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Northstar Assisted Living

Address

Wasilla, AK 99687

Meadow Lakes Seniors, Inc.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Colony Estates Senior Housing

Provides 55 units of senior housing for individuals 55 and over.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Mat-Su Senior Services

Chugach Estates Senior Housing (907) 761-5001

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Alaska Pioneer Home

Provides assisted living for older Alaskans and veterans.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645-6638

Catholic Social Services

Provides assistance for Veterans who are homeless or about to become homeless.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

Provides an online locator for population specific housing.

Available Meeting Spaces

Willow Community Center

Address

Willow, AK

Wasilla Public Library

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Sutton Public Library

Address

Sutton, AK 99674

Palmer Public Library

Call for dates available and pricing. Application and guidelines for Meeting Room use can be found at link provided.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Palmer Moose Lodge

Address

Palmer AK 99645

Northern Susitna Institute

Check website for rates (It is possible for local nonprofits to use the NSI building for meeting free of charge).

Address

Talkeetna, AK 99676

MTA

Lower level of the Palmer Headquarters available after 5pm.

Address

Palmer, AK 99645

Mat-Su Regional Outpatient Center, Room 220

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Mat-Su Borough Public Safety Buildings

Evangelo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility

Call number for availability and pricing. Discount possible for non-profits.

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Elks Lodge: Palmer #1842

Address

Wasilla AK 99645

Government Peak Chalet

Address

Palmer AK 99645

Grand View Hotel

Address

Wasilla AK 99654

Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Best Western Lake Lucille

Address

Wasilla, AK 99654

Annex: The Valley

Address

Palmer, AK 99645