Catholic Social Services and its 8 programs are making a huge impact on Alaskans. To find out the latest happenings with CSS, please check out the media coverage on the local, state, and national levels.

The Alaska Legislature signed a citation in honor of Catholic Social Services for 50 years of service. May 19, 2016 officially marks 50 years for Catholic Social Services. Read More…

At Catholic Social Services

National Volunteer Week at Catholic Social Services, April 2017

New Space for Medical Recovery at Brother Francis Shelter, April 2017

Supporting Our Veterans, March 2017

A Knight’s Ongoing Support, March 2017

Back On His Feet, February 2017

Robyn’s Dedication to Serve, November 2016

Jessie’s Story of Hope, November 2016

More At Catholic Social Services…



House bill aims to limit food waste and increase donations to nonprofits, KTUU, April 2017

Brother Francis Shelter unveils newly-improved medical recovery space, KTUU, April 2017

Homeless shelter opens medical respite wing, KTVA, April 2017

Changes at Brother Francis Shelter, Your Alaska Link, April 2017

Alaskans hold interfaith prayer vigil to support refugees, immigrants, KTVA, February 2017

How executive order on immigration could impact Alaska, KTUU, January 2017

CSS Executive Director Lisa Aquino: “Our Strategic Focus Is To End Homelessness,” Your Alaska Link, January 2017

More TV Stories…



Meet Zaugun Tangbou, from Burma, Alaska Public Media, March 2017

Meet Clara Williams, from Michigan, Alaska Public Media, March 2017

Immigration and refugees in Alaska, and the President’s executive orders, Alaska Public Media, February 2017

Refugee art show highlights local stories of people impacted by the ban, Alaska Public Media, February 2017

CSS’ Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services on the Dave Stieren Show, KFQD, February 2, 2017

Closing down homeless camps creating short-term problems, long-term solutions, Alaska Public Media, August 2016

More Radio Stories…



A refugee uses her years in Alaska to help new arrivals, Alaska Dispatch News, March 2017

Alaska’s only refugee resettlement group grapples with uncertainty, Alaska Dispatch News, February 2017

I Was A Stranger and You Welcomed Me, Anchorage Press, February 2017

Anchorage vigil draws hundreds in support of immigrants, Alaska Dispatch News, February 2017

Starting Over, Anchorage Press, December 2016

Homeless in Alaska: life and death on the freezing streets, The Guardian, December 2016

More Print/Online Stories…



Better health care for Anchorage’s most vulnerable benefits us all, Lisa DH Aquino, Catholic Anchor, April 2017

Lent can be a season to help those most in need, Lisa DH Aquino, Catholic Anchor, March 2017

Groundbreaking partnership to address homelessness in Anchorage, Lisa DH Aquino, Catholic Anchor, February 2017

We need to do more to end homelessness in Anchorage, Lisa DH Aquino, Catholic Anchor, January 2017

Archbishop Schwietz reminded and inspired us to ‘do our part,’ Lisa DH Aquino, Catholic Anchor, December 2016

More Editorials…



Brother Francis Shelter Winter 2017 Newsletter

Brother Francis Shelter Fall 2016 Newsletter

CSS Faces Of Hope Summer 2016 Newsletter

Brother Francis Shelter Winter 2016 Newsletter

Brother Francis Shelter Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

CSS Faces Of Hope Fall 2015 Newsletter

CSS Faces Of Hope Summer 2015 Newsletter

CSS Faces Of Hope Spring 2015 Newsletter

PSAs & Press Releases

Dimond & West Hockey Teams Giving Back press release 12-13-16

Anchorage Hospitals Connect to Address Homelessness Press Release, October 12, 2016

Brother Francis Shelter Honors Founders Press Release, September 30, 2016

Catholic Social Services 50th Anniversary Open House Press Release, June 16, 2016

Catholic Social Services’ World Refugee Day Celebration Joins the Mt. View Street Fair Press Release, June 10, 2016

Continental Subaru Donates $43,000 to Catholic Social Services Press Release, April 27, 2016

Catholic Social Services Pick.Click.Give Video PSA

Catholic Social Services FY2016 Fact Sheet

Archived Stories

‘Tis the season to continue giving in 2015, KTVA, December 2014

High schooler uses ski race to memorialize former teacher, Alaska Dispatch News, December 2014

Non-profits ask for everyday needs this holiday season, KTUU, December 2014

‘Shop with a Cop, Shop with a Firefighter’ brings Christmas cheer,  KTVA, December 2014

Anchorage parishioners find calling in foot-washing, KTUU, December 2014

Helping refugees toward a new, safer life in Anchorage, UAA Office of University Advancement, October 2014

Community Celebrates Refugee Successes In Anchorage, KTUU, June 2014

“Kids These Days” Podcast, KSKA, August 2011

Kids who learned soccer in refugee camps team up here, Anchorage Daily News, July 2011



Russ Slaten Communications Manager 907-222-7324