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
  • Unplanned
    Pregnancy Support
  • 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

Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy Support Services provides expectant mothers with the information and emotional support they need. We assist mothers in making pressure-free decisions by focusing on what’s best for the mother and her baby.

How We Serve Expectant Mothers


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


With our voices united, we can advocate for vulnerable and in-need Alaskans, ensuring that we continue to provide help and create hope, offer homeless services, and assure all Alaskans are treated with dignity and respect. Support Catholic Social Services ›

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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 ›

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September is Hunger Action Month

On any given day, St. Francis House Food Pantry provides 3,500 pounds of food to 100 families. This is possible through our generous partners and donors who make sure members of our community don’t go hungry. During September, help us spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis.

Donate Now for Hunger Action Month

What's Happening at CSS - Alaska


Help Path to Independence Win $15,000

Update: We did it! Because of the support of community members like you, Path to Independence won this $15,000 award to continue working with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Thank you to everyone who made this funding possible!

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Upcoming Events

Sep 22

Walk with Anchorage Welcomers

Sunday 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Sep 28

Oktoberfest Run To End Homelessness

Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm