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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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

Monday marks National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day, Alaska News Source, December 2020

End the Year with Cheer: Bare aware, donating underwear to the homeless, Alaska News Source, December 2020

End the Year With Cheer: Helping homeless families find permanent housing, Alaska News Source, December 2020

End the Year with Cheer: Beauty bags delivered to the women at Clare House for the holidays, Alaska News Source, December 2020

More Television Coverage…


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

New study highlights different types of homelessness in Anchorage, KSKA, October 2020

Subzero Anchorage temps a matter of life and death for those experiencing homelessness, Anchorage Public Media, January 2020

More Radio Coverage…


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

Deadline to apply for rental and utility relief is Friday, Alaska News Source, September 2021

Anchorage prepares to welcome Afghan refugees, Alaska’s News Source, September 2021

50-100 Afghan evacuees expected in Alaska, beginning later this month, WebCenter Fairbanks, September 2021

Afghan refugees to make their way to Alaska, Peninsula Clarion, September 2021

Up to 100 Afghan refugees to be resettled in Alaska through March, Anchorage Daily News, September 2021

50-100 Afghan evacuees expected in Alaska, beginning later this month, Alaska News Source, September 2021

Afghan refugees heading to Anchorage, Must Read Alaska, September 2021

Dozens of Afghan refugees headed for Alaska resettlement, Seattle Times, September 2021

Up to 100 Afghanistan evacuees to settle in Alaska, Alaska Public Media, September 2021

Houseless shelter situation yet to be resolved; Working group confident with the future, Alaska News Source, September 2021

Catholic Social Services says food pantry in need of donations, Alaska News Source, August 2021

Bronson administration hires controversial former Trump ‘homelessness czar’ as consultant, Anchorage Daily News, August 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