FAMILY PROMISE MAT-SU  









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


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"Your Community Response For Families Without Housing."
You can help with our shelter guests' expenses.

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:

Filipino-American Community of Mat-Su Kabayan
Mat-Su Area Churches
The Block Foundation
TOTE Maritime
First National Bank of Alaska
Alaska USA Foundation
100+Women Who Care
Matanuska Electric Company
Matanuska Telephone Association
United Way
Mat-Su Health Foundation
and all business/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- 
with orientation)
-Guest gasoline gift cards 
-Janitorial (Community Service Hours or Volunteer)
-"Office Angel" 

561 W. Nelson Ave, Wasilla (across from Wonderland Park)
PO 870587, Wasilla, AK 99687 (mailing)
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
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 40 days families move into their own homes and are self sufficient!! 

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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