Animals:

Alaska Animal Advocates
www.alaskaanimaladvocates.com

Alaska Animal Advocates is a non-profit group of dedicated volunteers who are devoted to enriching the lives of companion animals in Alaska. In order to do this, we will place homeless pets in loving environments, address medical concerns, spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinate, and offer training as is needed.

We believe that every animal deserves a loving home, for his/her entire life and Alaska Animal Advocates will provide the resources to make this happen. In order to make this mission possible, we need the help of volunteers and foster homes. 


 

Arts:

Valley Arts Alliance
www.ValleyArtsAlliance.com

Valley Arts Alliance, bringing the community together through the arts... We are a place for both new and established artists of all types—painters, sculptors, musicians, and those involved in the performing arts—to network and to experiment with new ideas and media.

We work with local libraries, schools, museums, art councils, and music and art groups to create more venues for the arts, and to help promote art related events.

Join us at our informal weekly meetings, every Thursday @ 11 at Sophia’s Cafe, 9191 E Frontage Road, Palmer-Wasilla Hwy. Check out our archives www.ValleyArtsAlliance.com.
 

Valley Fiber Arts Guild
www.valleyfiberarts.org

The Valley Fiber Arts Guild began in 1983. Our purpose is to provide educational and cultural enrichment for the community by promoting a greater interest in the fiber arts. Fiber arts include spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, dying, felting, lace making, and more! 

Monthly gatherings are held at the Palmer Public Library on the first Saturday of the month from September-April at 10am-11:30am. 

Tuesday is UnFinished Objects Night.
Join us every Tuesday night 5ish-8pm at Vagabond Blues Cafe in Palmer! Come spin, knit, crochet, or visit while having some coffee and getting some free instruction!


Conservation:

Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
www.valleyrecycling.org
(907) 745-5544

RECYCLING - It’s not just for hippies anymore!  Everyone in the Mat-Su valley can recycle. Drop your stuff off Tues – Fri 10:30 to 6 and Sat 10:30 to 3:30. Recycle cardboard, magazines, this newspaper and more at your community recycling center.  Remember to REDUCE, REUSE, and then RECYCLE!

We are located at 9465 E Chanlyut Circle, next to the MSB Animal Shelter at the MSB Central Landfill. Volunteer opportunities available.  Make a difference in your community!

Check out our website for details, www.valleyrecycling.org - Call us at 907.745.5544 with questions or comments.


Employment Services:

Connect Palmer Inc.
www.connectpalmer.org
(907) 746-9675

Connect Palmer is a Christ-centered training center and housing for women located in downtown Palmer. Connect Palmer’s two primary programs are God’s Work Design and LIFE Connect. 

We also have Sarah’s House, which a safe and caring place for ladies without homes to live while they participate in our back-to-work and life skills programs. 

We also offer different community assistant programs, such as The Locker to provide personal care and basic household cleaning items and Scarlet Tapestries which offers basic sewing skills instruction. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. 
 

Mat-Su Regional Adult Basic Education (Nine Star)
www.MatsuAdultEd@ninestar.com
(907) 373-7833

Mat-Su ABE provides basic education in math, language arts and English as a second language (ESL), aiming to raise student skills beyond the high-school level in order to pass tests like the GED, enter training programs or college, and advance on the job. Enrollment is open to all adult residents of Alaska, year-round. 

Youth Employment for ages 16-24 not in school -- get a job, keep a job, advance on the job. Nine Star 300 N Willow 373-3006 (in the MYHouse building)


Faith:

Valley Interfaith Action (VIA)
www.valleyinterfaithaction.org
(907) 230-1006

To address quality of life issues for all residents of the Mat-Su Borough, utilizing the faith values of our members, developing community-wide interest and mobilization around quality of life issues.

Through training, leaders address community problems by providing forums for discussion, researching alternative solutions, and working as facilitators with residents and leaders for institutional change.


Families & Children:

Denali Family Services
291 East Swanson Ave. Wasilla, AK
907-222-2331 or eolivares@denalifs.org

Denali Family Services provides therapeutic foster care to Alaskan children with mental health needs. If you are committed to working with a team, receiving training and implementing positive interventions to school-age children and teens, we need your talents and skills. 

We are in search of professional, therapeutic foster parents who are willing to make a commitment to the children of Alaska by providing a stable home environment. 

For more information, please call or email our Foster Care Recruiter, Ernestina D. Olivares, at 907-222-2331 or eolivares@denalifs.org. 
 

Family Promise Mat-Su
www.familypromisematsu.org
(907) 357-6160

Mission statement: A community response for families without housing.  

Family Promise Mat-Su, “FPMS", uses area churches for shelter while providing meals and case management to help homeless families move back into housing and self-sustainability. 

In addition we provide state funds (BHAP) for homeless prevention.


March of Dimes Alaska Chapter
www.marchofdimes.org/alaska
(907) 276-4111

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

About 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. The March of Dimes: working together for stronger, healthier babies.
 

March of Dimes: High Heels for High Hopes
www.marchofdimes.org/alaska
(907) 276-4111

Join the March of Dimes for our annual High Heels for High Hopes this fall. To become a model or participant, call 276-4111. The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. And if something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families. We research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them.

About 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. The March of Dimes: working together for stronger, healthier babies.


Homeless Youth:

Mat-Su Youth Housing (MY HOUSE)
www.myhousematsu.org
(907) 373-4357

MY House is a homeless youth drop in center with two for-profit businesses that train and employ homeless youth.  Gathering Grounds Cafe is a coffee shop with homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and baked goods. 

Steamdriven is a trendy thrift shop featuring Steampunk items made from repurposed donations by our youth designers.  Fiend2Clean and Young People in Recovery offer support for substance abuse recovery with activities and events. 

We offer transitional housing for qualified 18-24 year olds, Outreach services to connect homeless youth, organizations and groups to services, and access to Public Health and NineStar job/education services on site.


Other:

Mat-Su Health Foundation
www.healthymatsu.org
(907) 352-2863

The Mat-Su Health Foundation offers financial and strategic support to well-managed 501(c)(3) organizations that offer services and practical solutions to significant health-related problems impacting the citizens of the Mat-Su Borough.

The foundation also offers academic and vocational scholarships to Mat-Su residents who wish to pursue health and wellness related careers.
 

Mat-Su Health Services Inc.
www.mshsak.org
907-376-2411


Dedicated to improving the health of our community one person at a time – through affordable medical dental and behavioral health care. The clinic is a Federally qualified Health Care Center and we accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most other third-party insurances. 

For those who qualify, there is a sliding scale payment based on household income. Those who are without insurance are under insured or who have insurance are all welcome to call and schedule an appointment with us.

We offer early morning and evening appointments - you can also contact our 24/7 behavioral crisis intervention line by calling the main number: 376-2411.


Mat-Su Sertoma Club
www.matsuhearing.org or www.matsuplunge.org
907-227-3486


“CAN YOU HEAR ME?” Sertoma stands for Service to Mankind.

Mat-Su Sertoma is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization whose purpose is to support hearing health in the Mat-Su Valley through education, hearing testing and support of services that assist individuals with deafness and hearing loss.

Mat-Su Sertoma membership is open to the public. Anyone can attend one of our membership meetings.  Won’t you join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Windbreak (Trout House) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.?

Sertoma’s Annual Scholarship Program … Apply:  www.matsuhearing.org

907-227-3486.


Social Advocacy:

Wasilla Homeless-Committee
www.wasillahomeless-committee.org
(907) 521-2949

Wasilla Homeless-Committee is a 100% volunteer organization funded by private donations and regular fundraising events.  Our sole purpose is to assist the homeless, those at risk of homelessness, and others who do not meet the criteria for help that is required by other advocacy agencies in the valley.

Wasilla Homeless-Committee provides case management, housing search assistance, move in assistance, job search assistance, clothing, furniture, help with transportation, and resource guidance for homeless and disenfranchised in the Mat-Su Valley.

Visit our website for application, or call 907-521-2949. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/wasillahomelesscommitteepage