Alaska Family Services was established in 1979 as a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter to provide a safe haven for women and children. Since then, our agency has grown from that single program to one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Mat-Su Borough, offering nearly two dozen programs designed to meet the needs of our ever growing Valley population. Our women’s shelter remains one of our core programs and is the only nationally accredited domestic violence/sexual assault shelter in Alaska. But what began as an agency for women and children has grown into an agency for families. Today, Alaska Family Services offers a comprehensive array of services designed to help people overcome a host of challenges, from substance abuse disorders and emotional disturbances, to accessing healthy food and affordable, quality child care.