Alaska Family Services is an accredited, endowed 501(c)(3) non-profit agency headquartered in Palmer, Alaska, offering programs in Palmer, Wasilla and Southcentral Alaska. Established in 1979 as a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter for women and children, AFS has merged with other social service agencies to become one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the state of Alaska.
With an annual budget in excess of seven million dollars, AFS manages ten major grants supporting more than twenty service lines. With a staff of more than 100, AFS serves in excess of 12-thousand individuals annually with a wide spectrum of services focused on the family.
The Mission of AFS is to provide “Services for Families” through intervention, education, collaboration and referral. AFS vision is that of an organization focusing on developing healthy families, quality services, and a care coordination philosophy with fiscal sustainability.
AFS views issues holistically, without judgment, focusing on an individual’s strengths not weaknesses. Practicing a family-centered model, AFS believes there is no “wrong door” through which to receive services.