Catholic Social Services and its 9 programs make a huge impact on Alaskans. To find out the most recent happenings, please check out the media coverage on the local, state, and national levels.

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Ukrainians who fled the war wait to hear how long they can stay, Alaska’s News Source, September 2023

What’s next for Anchorage after its emergency homeless shelter closes?, Alaska Public Media, May 2023

Shelters at capacity, with past Sullivan Arena clients seeking shelter, Alaska’s News Source, May 2023

Shelters prepare for new clients following closure of Sullivan Arena, Alaska’s News Source, April 2023

Sister Lucia Nguyen of Catholic Social Services is helping people in transition cope with art, Alaska’s News Source, March 2023

More Television Coverage…


Anchorage is trying something different this year with emergency winter shelter. Will it be enough?, Anchorage Daily News, November 2023

Classes help Alaska’s growing number of refugees navigate baffling US healthcare system, Alaska Public Media, September 2023

Talk of Alaska: After the Sullivan, Alaska Public Media, May 2023

A refugee-led co-op in Anchorage provides work experience, with flavor, Alaska Public Media, December 2022

Alaska News Nightly, July 2022, Alaska Public Media

More Radio Coverage…


Anchorage adds more shelter beds after unusually high amount of snow and record outdoor deaths, Associated Press, November 2023

Winter storm brings harsh conditions for Anchorage’s unhoused, Anchorage Daily News, November 2023

Easing the way of refugees starting a new life, Providence News Team, September 2023

As more Alaskans face eviction, courts and service providers aim for solutions, Alaska Beacon, July 2023

One woman’s long road from homeless to housed in Anchorage, Anchorage Daily News, July 2023

Ukrainian entrepreneurs start anew as refugees in Anchorage, Alaska Public Media, June 2023

More Print/Online Coverage..


OPINION: There’s cause for optimism about Anchorage’s small-shelter approach, Anchorage Daily News, November 2023

OPINION: At 40, Brother Francis Shelter encourages us to lead with our better angels, Anchorage Daily News, August 2023

OPINION: In the wake of the Sullivan Arena closure, our community needs empathy more than ever, Anchorage Daily News, May 2023

OPINION: Anchorage can’t afford to leave money on the table for harm prevention, Anchorage Daily News, October 2022

More Editorials…

Faces of Hope Newsletters

Summer 2023- Hunger is on the rise. You can help.

Spring 2023- A Rapid Rehousing Success Story

Winter 2023 – A family affair: mom and daughter find permanent stability, together 

Fall 2022 – You provide a safe place for our neighbors

Summer 2022 – Supporting our community with Complex Care

Summer 2021 – Enduring Loss, Finding Hope

Winter 2019 – Keeping People Warm and Safe

Fall 2018 – Building Connections at Brother Francis Shelter

Summer 2018 – Food Insecurity Can Happen to Anyone

Winter 2018 – A Time for New Beginnings

More Catholic Social Services’ Newsletters…

Press Releases, Media Advisories, and Fact Sheets

Fiscal Year 2022 Fact Sheet 

Fiscal Year 2021 Fact Sheet

Fiscal Year 2020 Fact Sheet 

Governor Dunleavy Approves CARES Funding to Help Brother Francis Shelter, September 4, 2020

Fiscal Year 2019 Fact Sheet

World Refugee Day in partnership with Anchorage Community Land Trust, Media Advisory, June 21, 2018

Alaska receives $100,000 grant from Wells Fargo Housing Foundation’s Priority Markets Program, Press Release, October 30, 2018

FY2018 Fact Sheet


Molly Cornish, Chief Communications Officer, at or 907-310-7190