Catholic Social Services and its seven 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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Candlelight vigil held in Anchorage for Ukraine, Alaska’s News Source, April 2022

More than 100 Afghan refugees have resettled in Anchorage, Alaska’s New Source, March 2022

Outgoing Catholic Social Services CEO shares thoughts on solving Anchorage’s homelessness problem, Alaska News Source, November 2021

Afghan refugees arrive in Anchorage while volunteers smooth their way, Alaska News Source, November 2021

CSS AFGHAN REFUGEES, Alaska’s News Source, September 2021

‘I never gave up,’ Veteran shares story of hope, healing and credits local resources for helping him get back on track, Alaska News Source, July 2021

Grow North Farm offers fresh produce for the season, Alaska’s News Source, June 2021

More Television Coverage…


Alaska will get Ukrainian refugees, but feds don’t say how many, when, KUAC, April 2022

Anchorage’s response to homelessness has seen some success, but there’s more to do, says exiting CSS director, Alaska Public Media, November 2021

Afghan Refugees in Alaska, Radio Free Palmer, September 2021

Anchorage refugee assistance program readies for up to 100 people fleeing Afghanistan, KSKA, September 2021

Alaskans With Food Insecurity Need Your Help, Here’s How. KBEAR, September 2021

100,000 Alaskans Are Hungry. Fight Food Insecurity During Hunger Action Month, KBEAR, September 2021

More Radio Coverage…


Humanitarian flights will bring 600 Ukrainians to Alaska, Anchorage Press, May 2022

Refugees from Ukraine could be placed in Alaska communities where they have family ties, Alaska Public Media, April 2022

‘Gut wrenching’: Alaskans with roots in Ukraine grapple with war in their homeland, Anchorage Daily News, February 2022

A new Anchorage resident left Afghanistan after years assisting U.S. military. Now he’s helping others resettle in Alaska., Anchorag Daily News, January 2022

Community helps Afghan evacuees feel at home, North Star Catholic, January 2022

Congress failed to extend child tax credit expansion, but Murkowski says she’s open to negotiations, Anchorage Daily News, December 2021

At Anchorage’s shelter for moms and kids, community support is key, Anchorage Daily News, November 2021

Clare House shelter gets matching grant to double donations, Alaska’s News Source, November 2021

Catholic Social Services’ leader reflects on accomplishments, North Star Catholic, November 2021

Anchorage’s homelessness director resigns. No clear path for unhoused families this winter, Anchorage Press, November 2021

Smaller homeless facilities are better for all, Anchorage Daily News, October 2021

Army Veteran finds employment and housing in months thanks to HUD-VASH, VA Blog, October 2021

‘This is something that unites us all’: Alaskans help refugees resettle, Juneau Empire, October 2021

More Print/Online Coverage..


Combating homelessness in Anchorage is a big challenge. But we can meet it., Anchorage Daily News, November 2021

New life and fresh starts, Catholic Charities USA, August 2021

Working together to serve the homeless, The North Star Catholic, August 2021

CSS programs help refugees flourish with community support, The North Star Catholic, June 2021

CSS Lenten food drive a success, The North Star Catholic, April 2021

Small acts of kindness help make our communities better places to live, The North Star Catholic, February 2021

More Editorials…

Faces of Hope Newsletters

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 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


Tricia TeasleyVP, Development & Strategic Communications • 907-250-8040