We provide help for our Alaskan neighbors through a variety of supportive service programs and transition families and adults to permanent stability. Through serving our guests and meeting their needs, we strive to help our guests and clients on their road to permanent stability.
Housing Solutions & Support
During Fiscal Year 2022, Catholic Social Services served a total of 10,440 people in Fiscal Year 2022. 675 of those
individuals stayed in one of our shelters. CSS case managers housed 664 people (about 38% of all people exiting homelessness to housing in Anchorage each month).
Brother Francis Shelter and Clare House are more than just emergency shelters for adults and families. Homeless Family Services case managers work around the clock to help people in their transition to permanent stability so they may experience productive, healthy, and fulfilled lives. Read more about our impact.
St. Francis House distributed an estimated 819,978 pounds of food in 2022. Majority of our food pantry clients are forced to choose between paying rent and utilities, buying gas, or buying food.
In 2022, St. Francis House Food Pantry served an average of 116 families per day. A leader in the anti-hunger movement, St. Francis House Food Pantry provides an emergency supply of food to anyone experiencing food insecurity. Read more about our impact.
Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services (RAIS) provides a bridge for refugees from their former lives to their new ones in the U.S. RAIS operates as Alaska’s primary refugee resettlement agency. In FY 22, 276 new arrivals were resettled by Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services (RAIS) and quickly adjusted to meet the needs of arrivals fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the war in Ukraine.
We provide refugees with helpful resources as they settle in Anchorage—connecting them with jobs and weaving them into the fabric of the community. In FY22, the RAIS employment team helped 64 people find 88 new jobs, of those 88 jobs 75% were maintained for more than 90 days. Read more about our impact.
The challenges of caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities are great, but Family Disability Services exists to ensure they are not insurmountable. In FY22, FDS Providers served 34 clients delivering 33,490 hours of direct-service care. We provide a range of resources along with trained respite providers who work with people in their homes and out in the community. Read more about our impact.
Supportive Family Services (SFS) began in FY 22 and provides holistic support to families with a variety of needs through classes, coaching, and skill-building taught through the Strengthening Families framework. SFS uses a two-generational approach with the aim of ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Read more about our impact.