RESOURCES

Alaska's Healing Heart’s focus is the healing and wellbeing of our brothers and sisters, our efforts are focused on creating events and opportunities to have a strong community of support where we can all express ourselves and help one another. However, there are situations that may need specialized attention and for that reason, we have compiled a list of other helpful organizations that may be able to assist in a more effective manner.  

This is a bank of local and national organizations that can provide additional assistance.

Alaska's Healing Hearts is always looking for new local community outreach partners.
Please CONTACT US if you would like to suggest a resource.
 

Collaborating Partners

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Mental Health

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Call

1-800-273-8255

and Press 1

Text

Deaf and hard

of hearing

1-800-799-4889

“Cops understand Cops. We’ve been exposed to similar situations in our careers. Whether you’re active duty or retired and feel like no one understands what you're going through, we want to answer your CALL.”

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Safe Call Now is a CONFIDENTIAL, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral  service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.

Make a Safe Call Now:  206-459-3020

Our mission is to educate and train law enforcement about mental health and suicide prevention.

 
 

Food 

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  • Basic Necessities: grab a pair of socks, a bar of soap, or even cough drops in our office inside the Cafe.

  • Referrals: Mental Health, Medical, Financial, Substance Abuse, Jobs, Housing, and anything else a client might need.

  • Housing Specialists: We work with specialists from a partner agency who work with clients to find appropriate permanent accommodations.

We provide a warm breakfast and lunch to anyone in need 365 days a year. Not all of our clients are homeless – many individuals struggle to make ends meet, and Bean’s Cafe offers a place where they can receive a free meal without judgement. .

MatSu Food Bank's food pantry provides free meals to those in need. It’s open Monday-Friday from 10-1pm at our location behind the Good Lutheran Church at 501 East Bogard Road Wasilla, AK, 99654

To find a pantry or meal program click in Anchorage (pdf.)area.

To find a pantry or meal program click Mat-Su area.

Or call 2-1-1 or visit Alaska211.org for assistance statewide.

 

Financial 

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If your family needs emergency assistance, you can submit a request online or call the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337

 

Homelessness

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If you are a Veteran who is homeless, or at-risk for homelessness and need assistance, you can submit a request online or call the Supportive Services for Veteran Families at: 

 

Anchorage      907-222-7331 

Mat-Su Valley   907-745-8811

Employment

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Get help selecting a new career, finding a new job, and locating suitable education or training. Create automated job searches that will email you a notice of new job openings that meet your interests.

  • Find a Job

  • Education and Training

  • Labor Market Information

Helmets to Hardhats reaches out to retired and transitioning active-duty military members and helps them connect to quality career and training in construction.

Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities..

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For information about jobs, training, career resources, or unemployment benefits call:
1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) or TTY 1-877-889-5627

Defense Department Spouse Employment Resources 
Each service branch has programs focused on spouse employment initiatives.

Army: Employment Readiness Program

Navy: Spouse Employment Assistance Program [PDF 51.32KB] 

Air ForceAir Force Aid Society Spouse Employment Program     Find AFAS location 

Marine CorpsFamily Member Employment Assistance Program

Coast GuardCoast Guard Support password is USCG or call 1-855-247-8778 (web and telephone- based support)

 

WomenVeterans

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If you have any helpful resources specifically for

Women Veterans

Please reach out so we can add it to this page.

 

VA & Records

Veteran Service Officers

 

Anchorage

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars

907.257.4801

 

American Legion

907.257.4802

 

Disabled American Veterans

907.257.4803

 

Juneau

Vietnam Veterans of America-UAS

907.353.2203

907.474.2475

907.465.4211

 

 

Anchorage Vet Center
 4400 Business Park Blvd, Suite B-34
 Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: 907-563-6966 or 907-563-6966
Fax: 907-561-7183

Wasilla Vet Center
 851 E. West Point Drive Suite 102
 Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone: 907-376-4318 Or 877-927-8387
Fax: 907-373-1883

Fairbanks Vet Center
540 4th Ave., Suite 100
 Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone: 907-456-4238 Or 877-927-8387
Fax: 907-456-0475

Kenai Vet Center Outstation
43299 Kalifornsky Beach Rd. Ste 4
Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone: 907-260-7640 Or 877-927-8387
Fax: 907-260-7642

 

Family Care

 

Mesothelioma/Asbestos

 
 

Active Military Assistance

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Army Emergency Relief – This organization offers interest-free loans, grants and scholarships to qualified Army members and their families, including veterans. Call 866-878-6378 for information.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – This organization provides financial assistance, educational help, budgeting and financial counseling, emergency travel funds and disaster relief for qualified individuals who are serving or have served in the Navy or Marines. Call 703-696-4904 for information.

Air Force Aid Society – The official charity of the Air Force, the Air Force Aid Society offers emergency assistance and education help for Air Force service members and their families. Call 703-972-2650 for information.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance – The official relief society of the U.S. Coast Guard, this charitable organization provides financial aid to needy members of the Coast Guard family. Call 800-881-2462 for more information.

JBER Connect Resources (Helping Agencies)

Mental Health & ADAPT: 907-580-2181

Family Advocacy: 907-580-5858

JBER Religious Operations Center (JROC): 907-552-5762

Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) 907-552-4943

Military and Family Life Counselor: 907-382-2799

Employee Assistance Program: 907-384-0863 / 1-800-222-0364

Equal Opportunity (EO): 907-552-2115

Military OneSource (24/7 Operation) 1-800-342-9647

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

JBER Sexual Assault Hotline: 907-384-7272

DoD Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247 or text 55-247

Understanding Your Legal Rights on Active Duty

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).  

temporary stay of the proceedings 

SCRA also protects you from foreclosure.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) 

 Eligibility criteria.

must reemploy you in the job you would have had if you hadn't left

 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act,

 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act,

Family and Medical Leave Act(FMLA)

Wage and Hour Division.

U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance Office

free legal services 

Judge Advocates (JAGs).

If you are having trouble finding your local JAG office, the following may help:

 

Posters & Brochures for Homeless Veterans Outreach

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