On Any Given Day, We Provide

  • More than 900 pounds of nourishing food to 110 families
  • Individualized case management to 120 families and individuals
  • Safe shelter to over 150 men, women, and children
  • Hope to those
    who have none

Explore the Different Ways We Serve

  • Help for the
  • Case Management Services
  • Hunger
  • Refugee
  • Developmental
    Disability Services

Help for the

Over 1,000 people are living homeless in Anchorage. We shelter more than 150 of these people every day. Brother Francis Shelter and Clare House are more than just emergency shelters for adults and families. Homeless Family Services case managers work around the clock to help people transition out of homelessness and experience renewed potential with dignity and respect.

How We Shelter the Homeless

Case Management Services

Homeless Family Services case managers provide trauma informed care and critical time intervention to clients. This is done through initiatives like Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Flourishing Families, Path to Independence and more.

A Story of Hope Through Veteran Services


St. Francis House Food Pantry provides hunger relief to over 90 families each day. One of the largest food pantries in Anchorage and a leader in the anti-hunger movement, St. Francis House Food Pantry provides a 2-day emergency supply of food to anyone in need.

How We Feed the Hungry


Of the refugees we resettle, 75% are off public assistance after one year. Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services is the resettlement agency for the state of Alaska. We provide refugees with helpful resources as they settle in Anchorage—connecting them with jobs and weaving them into the fabric of the community. 

How We Provide Opportunity

Disability Services

The challenges of caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities are great, but Family Disability Services exists to ensure they are not insurmountable. We provide a range of developmental disability resources and trained respite providers who work with people in their homes and out in the community.

How We Help You Care for Loved Ones

Holiday Giving

Your support this holiday season will provide vital community support for our neighbors. Donate to our Wish Lists, volunteer, provide much-needed items and more! Make the Season Bright ›

Mom Hugging Child


There are countless opportunities in our programs, both existing and yet to be imagined. Your dedication and generosity has the potential to create lasting positive effects in the lives of the individuals and families we serve. Browse Current Opportunities ›


Join us for events that connect the Anchorage community with Catholic Social Services and our partners. From local pop-up lunches to fundraisers, we hope to see you soon! View Upcoming Events ›

  • Holiday Giving
  • Donate
  • Volunteer
  • Events

Our Response to COVID-19

We've adjusted the way we serve the community in order to provide the best care possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the latest program and volunteer updates.

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What's Happening at CSS - Alaska

Upcoming Events

NovDec 1 – 17

Helping Holidays

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec 1 – 31

Holiday Giving

Wednesday – Friday 12:00 am – 12:00 am