On Any Given Day, We Provide

  • 2 tons of nourishing food to 110 families
  • Individualized case management to 120 families and individuals
  • Safe shelter to over 400 men, women, and children
  • Hope to those
    who have none

Explore the Different Ways We Serve

  • Help for the
  • Hunger
  • Adoption
  • Refugee
  • Developmental
    Disability Services

Help for the

Over 1,000 people are living homeless in Anchorage. We shelter nearly 400 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


St. Francis House Food Pantry provides hunger relief to over 100 families each day. The largest client choice food pantry in Alaska 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


Adoption is a lifelong journey. Our Adoption Services has 40 years of experience in providing comprehensive adoption support to families pursuing one of the many routes to adoption.

How We Complete Families


Of the refugees we resettle, 79% 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

COVID-19 Updates

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. Learn More ›

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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 ›

  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Donate
  • Volunteer
  • Events

Explore Our COVID-19 Response Impact

CSS staff members and volunteers have been working together to meet the unique needs of our community during the pandemic. Learn more about the impact of our COVID-19 response and how we've been serving individuals and families since the crisis began.

See Our Impact

What's Happening at CSS - Alaska

Upcoming Events

FebApr 17 – 3

40 Days of Lent Food Drive

Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
May 6

30th Annual Wilma Carr Charity Ball

Thursday 6:30 – 8:00 pm