A new Anchorage nonprofit plans to open a women’s transitional living facility in Mountain View, welcoming residents as soon as next month.
Freedom 8 Living hopes to provide a supportive home for up to 32 women moving out of the correctional system, said Albert Felder, one of the organization’s directors. An informational flyer distributed at the Dec. 12 Mountain View Community Council meeting described the nonprofit as a faith-based, “transformational housing” program, where clients could receive “one-on-one mentoring, discipleship training, life skills training and transitional assistance.”
Freedom 8 Living was incorporated in July, state business records show. The Mountain View facility will be its first. The home will begin accepting resident applications in January, Felder said, and he expects it to fill up quickly.
“There’s a big need,” he said. “You hear the news and look at our communities — it’s a big need.”