Family Promise Mat-Su is more than a shelter for homeless families. Along with Case Management and Volunteer hosting, we provide rental and utility assistance to prevent homelessness. After an approved application for assistance, a case manager meets with individuals and families who are facing evictions or have a shut-off notice. We pledge to pay a portion of their bill, and help them figure a way to pay a little, too. It's a hand up instead of a hand-out. We believe this allows families to have ownership of their situation while helping themselves get back on top.
Another program we provide is Pets With A Promise. Any individual in any shelter in the valley can rest easily, knowing their pet is in a safe place. Owners are responsible for feeding, watering, cleaning litter boxes, and letting dogs out daily. Our pet shelter is provided by PetSmart.