LINKS – is a non-profit agency that has served the Mat-Su Borough for almost 30 years. We currently have four programs serving various populations in the borough and statewide.
LINKS provides resources, advocacy, and connection to improve lives.
LINKS is widely known as the go-to resource in the Mat-Su driven by a powerful board, a dedicated and knowledgeable workforce, and high-quality individualized services. It’s fueled by diverse funding streams and strong community partnerships.
Aging and Disability Resource Center
The Aging and Disability Resource Center promotes health, well-being, and safety for individuals with disabilities, seniors and vulnerable adults and caregivers. Resource specialists help connect people to quality services and support that foster independence, personal choice and dignity.
Community Parent Resource Center
The Community Parent Resource Center advocates and trains parents and caregivers with children with disabilities. Staff use one-on-one meetings and group training sessions to increase parental knowledge, advocacy, and participation in their child’s education.
Veteran Directed Care Program
The Veteran Directed Care Servant2Served (S2S) Program provides increased flexibility for receiving home and community‐based services that enable a Veteran to remain in their home and community rather than receive services in a nursing facility.
The High Utilizer Mat-Su (HUMS) program assists community members with a variety of social needs by reducing barriers to accessing healthcare, behavioral health services, and other services the individual may need. The program is voluntary, serves those aged 18 and older that have multiple emergency department visits.
Board of Directors
Crystal Benson-Carlough, President
Melinda Ericksen, Vice President
Cheryl Carson, Secretary
Mary Kate Johnston, Board Member
Scott Kubacki, Board Member
Christie Alexander, Associate Member
Chantel Grubb, Office Manager
Aaron Wright, Executive Director
Britney Travis, Program Director
Diana Hunter-Carlson, ADRC Specialist
James Lewis, ADRC Specialist
Rob Bashleben, ADRC Specialist
Jennifer Kahumoku, ADRC Specialist
Trudy Storch, ADRC Specialist
Veteran Directed Care Program
Thomas Brass, VDC Program Director
Dawn McHendry, VDC Coordinator
Nancy Strahan, Program Director
Ryen Richards, Parent Advocate
Christine Hundley, Community Health Worker
Kelsea Irwin, Community Health Worker
How do I start?
Start by contacting one of our advocacy specialists today. Call 907-373-3632 between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday for assistance, or to schedule an appointment.
Join our Board of Directors
We currently have Board member seats open – please fill out the application below to apply to volunteer as a LINKS Board member.
Board Membership is rewarding work but it does require certain commitments.
- Time Commitment: Members are expected to attend monthly meetings with a 2-hour commitment.
- Annual Contribution: Our members are expected to make an annual contribution to the organization that is fiscally significant to them.
- Community First: Our board is responsible for maintaining our mission of bettering our community and serving its residents.
- Our Board requires a 2 year commitment