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Alaska Adult Protective Services General Relief (GRA)

General Relief Assistance (GRA) provides for the most basic needs of many Alaskans without the personal resources to meet an emergent need and ineligible for assistance from other programs. GRA is designed to meet the immediate, basic needs of Alaskans facing extreme financial crisis and is a temporary funding source for assisted living home placement.

General Relief Assisted Living Home Program
Overview and Assessment Project informational presentation

For information and application form for financial assistance for
assisted living for adult protective services clients, please see
links below:


General Relief Staff Contacts:

To transfer or email any form of communication using a consumer’s name and personal information, you must use Direct Secure Messaging (DSM). To sign up for DSM, please visit this website: http://www.ak-ehealth.org/for-providers/join-our-providers/

Once a provider is registered with DSM, we are able to utilize email to exchange protected health information(PHI). It is not HIPAA compliant to use your personal email server for the exchange of PHI using the email listed below.
*NOTE: You must be registered with DSM to use this email.


Kelda Barstad
Health Program Manager III
Kelda.Barstad@alaska.gov
269-3677

Lynn Thurston
Unit Supervisor
Michele.Thurston@alaska.gov
269-3441

Joshua Welsh
Senior Services Technician
Joshua.Welsh@alaska.gov
269-3675