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

Archived Stories

‘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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