FAMILY PROMISE MAT-SU  





CURRENTLY RUNNING A
MATCHING GRANT FROM THE BLOCK FOUNDATION! NEW DONOR DOLLARS ARE MATCHED UP TO $10,000!!         


Physical:
561 W. Nelson Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654

Mailing:
PO Box
870587
Wasilla, Alaska 99687

Telephone:
907.357.6160
Fax:
907.357.6110
Email: promise@mtaonline.net
National: www.familypromise.org

you can help our kids


   

"Your Community Response For Families Without Housing."
You can help during this Holiday Season!

Family Promise is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, supported by community donations.


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Family Promise Mat-Su mobilizes community resources and local congregations to provide compassionate care through shelter, meals, and case management
to families without housing.
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A Tremendous Thank You to our donors:

The Block Foundation
TOTE Maritime
Alaska USA Foundation
100+Women Who Care
Matanuska Electric Company
Matanuska Telephone Association
United Way
Mat-Su Health Foundation
and all individual donors!

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Current Needs at Family Promise Shelter Facility:

-Monetary Donations for Guest Services
-Additional Corporate Sponsors
-12 additional Host Church Sites to form both a      Palmer and Wasilla church rotation network
-Additional Host Volunteers:
 (Your choice of Mat-Su Area host location orientation)
-Guest gasoline gift cards ($40 ea)
-Janitorial (Community Service Hours or Volunteer)
-"Office Angel" to help with developing capacity

561 W. Nelson Ave, Wasilla (across from Wonderland Park)
Call 357-6160 or email:  promise@mtaonline.net
Thank you, Mat-Su!
love,
FPMS Guest Families

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Our shelter program serves Mat-Su families with children under the age of 18, expectant Moms, single Moms and single Dad's with children under 18. Over 50% of our guests are under the age of 5 years old. Homelessness overtakes families for a myriad of reasons:

  • Family dissolution
  • Loss of home through disaster
  • Medical Issues causing job loss
  • Lack of job opportunities (with a living wage)
  • Lack of affordable housing
  • or even poor choices by adults
All children need a home!

In the Family Promise model, area churches offer overnight shelter and hospitality while homeless families participate in rigorous case management and family strategic planning. Children attend their school of origin, or attend day care while their parents are working to achieve their goals. These include gaining employment, life skills and budgeting help, medical and public assistance benefits, attaining transportation, using thrift store vouchers for personal items, saving their food stamps and 80% of their income for future housing. In an average of 50 days move into their own homes.!! The positive mentoring and hospitality of congregation members and volunteers mean the world to our families and many long-term relationships are formed!

Family Promise is also among seven Valley Agencies which distribute the BHAP Grant (Basic Homeless Assistance Program funding from HUD/AHFC). These funds can assist in preventing homelessness by paying a portion of rent to landlords for folks with an eviction notice, or to Utility Companies for folks with utility shut-offs. Also, this BHAP funding is used to place the homeless into housing, once clients are financially sustainable.


Family Promise National Hymn
"Oh God, You Give Welcome"
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yijjCgNo2k&feature=youtu.be )
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Please consider becoming a sustaining donor!  
$364 will  fund a family of four in our shelter for one week.
Your financial institution can arrange an secure automatic monthly donation to Family Promise Mat-Su.
Or place a donation through
 our Support Page at:

http://www.familypromisematsu.org/Support_Family_Promise.html


Thank you so much!
Your donations are crucial to this ministry!



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Family Promise Mat-Su was nationally recognized for participating with 

Our Homes, Our Voices. 7/22-7/29, 2017


National Housing Week of Action to speak up against federal funding cuts for housing.” 
  
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