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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Anchorage’s 3rd Avenue Resource & Nav Center celebrates 1st-year successes, Alaska’s News Source, February 2024

Alaska opts out of USDA summer food program, stirring mixed reactions, Your Alaska Link, January 2024

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

More Television Coverage…


Alaska’s first resettlement conference highlights state’s recent spike in refugees, Alaska Public Media, April 2024

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

More Radio Coverage…


Anchorage hit a record for homeless people dying on the streets. Then something unexpected happened: The deaths almost completely stopped. Why?, Anchorage Daily News, March 2024

Two years after Russia invaded Ukraine, Alaska’s refugee picture looks wildly different, Alaska Beacon, March 2024

Catholic Social Services Selects Kris Palmatier as Chief Financial Officer, Alaska Business, March 2024

Anchorage homeless shelters under strain amid statewide cold snap, Alaska Public Media, January 2024

As food insecurity rises, Alaska aid groups say $4.5M in assistance can’t come soon enough, Anchorage Daily News, December 2023

Weidner, Our People Magazine featuring The 3rd Avenue Resource & Navigation Center, November 2023

Catholic organizations support Ukrainian refugees fleeing war, The North Star Catholic, November 2023

More Print/Online Coverage..


OPINION: An immigration model worth noting, Anchorage Daily News, February 2024

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

Winter 2024 – Ending generational homelessness, one precious moment at a time

Fall 2023 – More than a roof

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 2023 Fact Sheet

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