We provide help and create hope for the hopeless in Alaska through a variety of supportive services and programs. Through serving our guests and meeting their needs, we strive to help them build hopeful and fulfilled lives.
Housing Solutions & Support
There are over 1,000 people living homeless in Anchorage, and CSS shelters serve more than 150 of these people every day.
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 move out of homelessness so that they may experience productive, healthy, and fulfilled lives. Read more about our impact.
Half of our food pantry clients are forced to choose between paying rent and buying food.
St. Francis House Food Pantry hosts the largest client choice food pantry in Alaska, providing hunger relief to about 100 families each day. A leader in the anti-hunger movement, St. Francis House Food Pantry provides an emergency supply of food to anyone in need. Read more about our impact.
Supportive Family Services provides holistic support to adoptive parents. We’re here to help build strong and healthy families, including home studies and post-adoption reunification services. Read more about our impact.
Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services (RAIS) helps refugees and asylees build new lives for themselves in Alaska. RAIS provides continuing support for roughly 400 refugees per year.
RAIS is the resettlement agency for the state of Alaska. We provide refugees with helpful resources as they settle in Anchorage—connecting them with jobs and weaving them into the fabric of the community. Of the refugees we resettle, 82% are off public assistance after the first year. Read more about our impact.
Developmental Disability Resources
An estimated 65.7 million people in the US serve as unpaid family caregivers to an adult or child.
The challenges of caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities are great, but Family Disability Services exists to ensure they are not insurmountable. We provide a range of developmental disability resources along with trained respite providers who work with people in their homes and out in the community. Read more about our impact.