Mrs. Melissa Brauneis

Phone: (907)352-9533


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Mrs. Melissa Brauneis


Snowshoe Families,


We are currently dealing with the COVID-19 disease in our community. Today as I write this, March 19, you and other families are busy getting supplies from our schools for your childern.


I am changing my page today to support you, your family. Please check back often for different resources as they come out. And above all else, stay safe and follow our Alaska State Mandates.

Social distancing is very important right now for everyone to abide by to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Social Distancing yourself by at least 6 feet when around others in the community, practicing good hand washing, sanitizing surfaces and only leaving your residence when it is essential are very important measures for reducing the spread of COVID-19.


COVID-19 specific information resources

MSB Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Mat-Su Borough information about local infection reporting of COVID-19 as well as Essential Service Locator Map and and FAQ area.


AK DHSS COVID-19 resource, click the COVID-19 red banner and set up email notifications. 


CDC COVID-19 symptoms Please consult the symptoms page at the CDC or AKDHSS if you think you might have COVID-19, as well as what to do if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick.

Symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath. Call your Doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Do not just go into the clinic, doctors office, or hospital. If you get emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediatley. Emergency warning signs include*: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, Persistant pain or pressure in the chest, New confusion or inability to arouse, Blusih lips or face. *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. (taken from the Symptoms page for COVID-19 found at the CDC link attached.)


Video What exactly is Coronavirus? Can I get it? What can I do to stay safe? And what can I do if I'm feeling worried about Coronavirus? Get those answers here! 


Community Resources

Wasilla Food Pantires This is a list of Food Pantries around Wasilla. Some have changed the requirements to obtain food right now. Please contact any on the list with any questions you might have about qualifications.


Alaska Family Services was established in 1979 to respond to the needs of women and children in crisis in the Mat-Su Borough. What began as a small core of basic services has grown to a broad network of programs, including the only nationally accredited domestic violence/sexual assault shelter in Alaska. Direct line (907)746-4080 or toll free (866)746-4080


Connect Mat-Su This is a referral resource, similar with 2-1-1 and United Way of Mat-Su, that will connect you with anything you are have difficulty finding, gas, travel, mental health, dental, groceries, or any other number of connections you might need. They are closed at their main location and working remotely, and as of Monday 3/23/20, should have the remote situation finalized and up and running. 


United Way of Mat-Su Resource Guide This link will currently take you to the resource guide page for the Mat-Su Community. Click the link under the cover page for the guide, says 2020 Resource Guide. This is a 57 page resource guide. I'm in the process of trying to link a pocket guide as well, in PFD format. Call me if you would like that pocket guide emailed to you directly though.


Kids Kupboard They have been: preparing and delivering nutritious meals and snacks to hungry kids in safe community enviornemnts. Here is their facebook page link to follow time and locations, but if in need, call them too. Facebook Kids Kupboard


Alaska 2-1-1 This is a great resource. About Alaska 2-1-1 from the website states: No matter where you live in Alaska, 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for connecting with a wide variety of services in your community including emergency food and shelter, educaitonal opportunities, alcohol and drug treatment programs, senior services, child care, and much more.


Careline Alaska Alaska's Suicide and Prevention & Someone to Talk to Line 1-877-266-4357


MSSCA Mat-Su Services for Children & Adults Inc. Their Mission Statement: MSSCA's Mission is to partner with individuals and families, delivering excellent support services, and building community by promoting dignity, respect, independence, and diversity. Please check their Services & Information page for what they can provide. Some services have eligibility definitions of disability, intullectual or developmental, so look for the eligibility part.