City plans changes to stretch of Third Avenue where woman was fatally struck by pickup, Anchorage Daily News, March 2019

2019 Athena inductees and honorees, Anchorage Athena Society, February 2019

Cuts to homeless services in Dunleavy budget would displace hundreds of vulnerable people, providers say, Anchorage Daily News, February 2019

Not-for-profit, for-the-economy, Alaska Business Monthly, February 2019

Aggressive fundraising campaign generates millions annually for Alaska nonprofits, Anchorage Daily News, January 2019

Life is good for Anchorage volunteers, Anchorage Good News, January 2019


Did you know? Over 1,000 people experience homelessness in Anchorage any given night, Storyknife: Calista Corporation Newsletter, December 2018

They receive a profound gift from those who have nothing, Anchorage Daily News, December 2018

Local runners give Christmas joy, Anchorage Good News, December 2018

A career in community service: School of Social Work professor Tracey Burke tackles food security in Anchorage, UAA Alumni Spirit, December 2018

‘Major’ damage to Anchorage area after severe 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Alaska, The Washington Post, November 2018

Spa day at Brother Francis Shelter, The Anchorage Press, November 2018

Catholic Social Services receives $100K Wells Fargo grant, Alaska Business, October 2018

How health care, taxis and training helped cut the number of emergency calls around the Anchorage homeless shelter, Anchorage Daily News, October 2018

In Anchorage forum, candidates for governor each get 60 seconds to say what sets them apart, Anchorage Daily News, September 2018 

Refugee students backpacking Denali as part of brand new program, The Anchorage Press, July 2018

Refugees helping to bring more fresh food to the far north, Next City, July 2018

These refugees had nothing, but they gave her back her life, Anchorage Daily News, April 2018

At an Anchorage homeless shelter, an unexpected birth, Anchorage Daily News, February 2018

‘Doing my part’: Housing assistance helps couple feel like members of the community, Providence Health & Services, January 2018


With an eye on summer markets, classes teach Anchorage refugees pickling, fermentation, Anchorage Daily News, December 2017

How some of Anchorage’s most vulnerable homeless people are finally finding homes, Alaska Dispatch News, November 2017

Mountain View: A place for all people, Edible Alaska, October 2017

Meeting Anchorage’s homeless ‘where they are,’ Catholic Anchor, October 2017

Pray for the hungry, then offer them food, Catholic Anchor, September 2017

Saved from the streets, Anchorage man shows mercy to homeless, Catholic Anchor, August 2017

Housing program helps families find stability, independence, Providence Alaska, August 2017

Mountain View, APU farmers markets open this week, Alaska Dispatch News, June 2017

World Refugee Day is celebrated at Anchorage’s Mountain View Street Fair, Alaska Dispatch News, June 2017

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, The Anchorage Press, February 2017

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


Starting over, The Anchorage Press, December 2016

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

A helping hand, The Anchorage Press, November 2016

With temperature falling and need rising, shelters turn some homeless away, Alaska Dispatch News, November 2016

Holiday season got you in a volunteering mood? Here are places that could use help, Alaska Dispatch News, November 2016

Brother Francis Shelter honors co-founders, Catholic Anchor, October 2016

Brother Francis Shelter, marking 35 years of caring, pauses to remember its beginnings, Alaska Dispatch News, September 2016

Homeless shelter at capacity as evictions from camps continue, Alaska Dispatch News, July 2016

In Mountain View, a farmers market grows a spirit of inclusiveness, Alaska Dispatch News, July 2016

Alaska nonprofits try to do more with less amid oil slump, economic uncertainty, Alaska Dispatch News, May 2016

Anchorage high schoolers learn gardening and giving through ‘Green Thumb Project,’ Alaska Dispatch News, April 2016

Chris Thompson: If you don’t already observe Lent, consider giving these activities a try, Alaska Dispatch News, February 2016


Many ways to remember Brother Francis Shelter this season, Alaska Dispatch News, December 2015

City, state leaders vow at vigil to help Anchorage homeless, Alaska Dispatch News, October 2015

Top Pick.Click.Give. earners serve a variety of Alaska’s needs, Alaska Dispatch News, October 2015

Growing food in Alaska-RAIS Garden, American Community Gardening Association, August 2015

Most diverse place in America? It’s not what you think, CNN, June 2015

The game’s a common language: Anchorage’s prep soccer teams reflect city’s diversity, Alaska Dispatch News, May 2015

Prince William Sound harvesters share catch with homeless, Cordova Times, May 2015

BP’s Ashby coaches from the heart, BP, February 2015

Looking ahead to Lenten partnerships, Catholic Anchor, February 2015

Gov. Walker restores funds for Alaska’s homeless in proposed budget, Catholic Anchor, February 2015

Alaska’s Catholic Social Services welcomes new executive director, Lisa DH Aquino, Catholic Anchor, January 2015

Archived Stories

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

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

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

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