Shelters prepare for new clients following closure of Sullivan Arena, Alaska’s News Source, April 2023 Sister Lucia Nguyen of Catholic Social Services is helping people in transition cope with art, Alaska’s News Source, March 2023

New downtown center helping homeless residents open for business, Alaska’s News Source, March 2023

Food banks to receive $1.68M in face of SNAP delays, Alaska’s News Source, February 2023

As war in Ukraine enters 2nd year, families find safety in Alaska, Alaska’s News Source, February 2023

Alaskans reflect on 1-year anniversary of Ukraine war, Alaska’s News Source, February 2023

Third Avenue Resource and Navigation Center readies for opening next week, Alaska’s News Source, February 2023

New developments in Anchorage’s homeless services | Alaska Public Media, February 2023

New Anchorage Resource Center to provide services for people experiencing homelessness under one roof, Alaska’s News Source, January 2023

Mayor says Golden Lion Hotel included in solutions for homelessness in the new year, Alaska’s News Source, January 2023


Thanks to refugee placement, more than 400 families now call Alaska home, Alaska’s News Source, December 2022 After 3 years, a Ukrainian immigrant in Alaska rescues her beloved rottweiler from her home country, Alaska’s News Source, December 2022 Girl Scouts helping the homeless on their way to a Bronze Award, Alaska’s News Source, November 2022 Assembly homeless shelter plan includes a smaller number of beds at locations around Anchorage, Alaska’s News Source, September 2022 Anchorage food pantries report big jump in need, Alaska’s News Source, September 2022 A historic number of people resettled in Alaska this year. What happens once immigrants, refugees, and migrants arrive?, Alaska Public Media, September 2022 Ukrainians fleeing the war are now eligible for government benefits in this country, Alaska’s News Source, June 2022 A New Homeless Shelter Has Opened In Anchorage, Your Alaska Link, June 2022 Sockeye Inn homeless shelter to open Monday, Alaska’s News Source, June 2022 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


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 When home is a homeless shelter for online learning, Alaska News Source, September 2020 Grow North Farm in Mountain View opens for business, KTVA, June 2020 More need, less money for Alaskan nonprofits, KTUU, May 2020 After 10 years on the streets, short-term housing is found during the COVID-19 pandemic, KTUU, April 2020 How you can help: Local charities ready to accept donations, KTVA, April 2020 Anchorage leaders urging campers to find shelter at Ben Boeke, Sullivan Arena, KTVA, April 2020 Anchorage overnight shelters packed during cold spell, KTUU, January 2020


CSS asks for volunteers to help keep Clare House open, KTUU, July 2019 Providence program provides job training to refugees, KTUU, May 2019 Clare House closes during the day, asks for volunteers to keep the doors open, KTVA, April 2019 Some furloughed workers seek help from food pantries, KTVA, January 2019 Go figure: Alaska nonprofit marks 9-digit donations goal, KTVA, January 2019


Path to Independence gives homeless a chance at new life, KTUU, December 2018 Giving Tuesday brings out the giving spirit of Alaskans, KTUU, November 2018 Local organizations make giving easy on Giving Tuesday, KTUU, November 2018 Veterans Affairs Secretary tours Anchorage homeless veterans event, KTUU, October 2018 40 percent drop in 911 calls to Bean’s Café and Brother Francis Shelter, KTUU, September 2018 Fresh International Garden provides refugees with urban farming skills, KTVA, July 2018 Mountain View community celebrates World Refugee Day, KTUU, June 2018 Family separations at Mexican border felt throughout Alaska, KTVA, June 2018 Non-Profits in Alaska, Alaska Insight, Alaska Public Media, February 2018 PFD donations drop leaves nonprofits doing more with less, KTVA, January 2018


First responders partner with children for holiday shopping spree, KTUU, December 2017 Alaskans volunteer for Giving Tuesday, KTUU, December 2017 ‘Spirit of Denali’ celebrates culture, traditions at Brother Francis Shelter, KTUU, October 2017 Anchorage homelessness sees reduction trend, work still ahead, Your Alaska Link, July 2017 Homeless numbers are down in Anchorage, but there’s still a long road ahead, KTVA, July 2017 Brother Francis Shelter, Bean’s Cafe remind community of legal camping options, KTVA, June 2017 Two events joined forces to celebrate diversity in Mountain View, KTVA, June 2017 Medical Respite Program gives homeless a safe place to recover, KTUU, May 2017 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 Executive order could impact Alaska refugee community, KTVA, January 2017 CSS Executive Director Lisa Aquino: “Our strategic focus is to end homelessness,” Your Alaska Link, January 2017


Shop with a cop, shop with a firefighter program, Your Alaska Link, December 2016 Dimond High School hockey team enriching lives off the ice, KTVA, December 2016 Dimond High School hockey team already winners off the ice, KTVA, December 2016 Dimond faces off against West in 6th annual charity game, KTUU, December 2016 Coffee for a cause: Kindred Spirits taking donations for Clare House, KTVA, December 2016 Cold weather ramps up search for more beds for homeless, KTUU, November 2016 Anchorage charities welcome Giving Tuesday donations, Your Alaska Link, November 2016 Teen donates to Clare House on 16th birthday, Your Alaska Link, November 2016 Local homeless shelters were full before snow fell, now overflowing, KTVA, October 2016 Social worker coming to Loussac Library for homeless, KTUU, August 2016 Students receive free school supplies just before the new school year starts, Your Alaska Link, August 2016 Homeless camp clean up continues in Anchorage, KTVA, August 2016 Volunteers help homeless connect with housing vouchers, KTUU, July 2016 Catholic Social Services sees influx of requests from Alaskans in need, KTUU, June 2016 New pilot program to offer daily jobs, transport to Anchorage homeless population, KTUU, May 2016 Catholic Social Services charities receive $43,000 donation through Share the Love event, Your Alaska Link, April 2016 Reality check w/ John Tracy: Remembering Archbishop Francis Hurley, KTVA, January 2016 Local riding club collects donations for Clare House, KTVA, January 2016 Clare House Program sees success in curbing homelessness among women, children, KTUU, January 2016 Pick Click Giving to Catholic Social Services, Your Alaska Link, January 2016


Anchorage PA students to host health clinic for homeless, Your Alaska Link, December 2015 Day of charity: Anchorage businesses give back during the holiday season, KTUU, December 2015 “It helped me find a home”: Program helps homeless man start new life, KTUU, October 2015 Local Food Pantry asks for volunteers and food donations, Your Alaska Link, October 2015 After homeless deaths, candlelight vigil held in Anchorage, KTVA, October 2015 Homeless shelters prepare for influx of guests, KTUU, October 2015 Childhood poverty rates increasing in Alaska, KTUU, September 2015

Making a difference: Feeding Alaska’s hungry, KTUU, June 2015

Refugees in Alaska part 3, KTVA, May 2015 Refugees in Alaska part 2, KTVA, May 2015 Refugees in Alaska part 1, KTVA, May 2015 Anchorage rallies for earthquake rattled Nepal, KTUU, May 2015 Homeless funding left out of state budget could close Anchorage shelters, KTVA, February 2015

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‘Tis the season to continue giving in 2015, KTVA, 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 Volunteers give back on Thanksgiving at Brother Francis Shelter, KTVA, November 2014 Community celebrates refugee successes in Anchorage, KTUU, June 2014

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