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

  • 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 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

Brother Francis Newsletter

Note from a guest as part of their “Gratitude Tree” describing what they were thankful for. Read the Brother Francis Shelter Newsletter Here! ›

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 ›

Embracing Growth

Catholic Social Services has grown to meet new needs and embrace new opportunities in our community. Read all about it in this year's Annual Report. Read our FY 2021 Annual Report ›

  • Brother Francis Newsletter
  • Volunteer
  • Embracing Growth

Ukraine Relief: Support for New Arrivals

In response to the ongoing crisis, RAIS will be supporting individuals and families displaced from Ukraine through long-term services.

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What's Happening at CSS - Alaska


We’re moving!

Catholic Social Services is moving its main office to 4600 Debarr Road, effective late March and early April. With your help, Catholic Social…

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Upcoming Events

FebApr 22 – 8

Lent Food Drive

Wednesday – Saturday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
May 13

Charity Ball

Saturday 5:30 – 10:00 pm