Community Impact

  • More than 500 households per week with nourishing food
  • Individualized case management to 369 households and 664 individuals
  • Safe shelter to over 5,000 people
  • Hope and stability for our neighbors

Explore the Different Ways We Serve

  • Homelessness
  • Case Management Services
  • Hunger
  • Refugee
  • Developmental
    Disability Services


Over 1,000 people are living homeless in Anchorage. We shelter more than 150 of these people every day. Brother Francis Shelter, Clare House, and Complex Care 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 Our Neighbors

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 Our Neighboors


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

Fall Newsletter

Your support provides comprehensive shelter services, which means neighbors like Dale have
additional assistance and access to more providers on their journey to permanent stability. Check out the Fall Newsletter ›

Holiday Giving

This Holiday season, there are many ways to support our neighbors in need, such as donating to program-specific Wish Lists, supporting local families, and volunteering your time Learn how you can give ›

Helping Holidays

Connects the Anchorage community to Catholic Social Services clients currently working with our case managers. This program helps provide gifts for families in need and share the joy of the holidays Give gifts to families in need this holiday season ›

Holiday Wish Lists

Help create a holiday season with a little more warmth and happiness for your neighbors by donating items from our Holiday Wishlists! Programs are currently in need of these items ›

  • Fall Newsletter
  • Holiday Giving
  • Helping Holidays
  • Holiday Wish Lists

What's Happening at CSS - Alaska

Upcoming Events

NovDec 29 – 13

Helping Holidays

Wednesday – Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
NovDec 1 – 31

Holiday Giving

Wednesday – Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr 24 – 25

Alaska Resettlement Conference

Wednesday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
OctMar 6 – 13

ECHO 6-part series - Refugee Mental Health

Friday – Wednesday 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm