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.
Help for the Homeless
There are over 1,000 people living homeless in Anchorage, and CSS shelters serve nearly 400 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.
Unplanned Pregnancy Support
Approximately half of all pregnancies in the US are unplanned.
Pregnancy Support Services provides expectant mothers with information and emotional support to help them carefully explore their options. We assist mothers in making pressure-free decisions by focusing on what’s best for the mother and her baby. Read more about our impact.
In the US, 397,122 children are living without permanent families.
Adoption is a lifelong journey. Our Adoption Services has 40 years of experience in providing comprehensive adoption support to families pursuing one of the many routes to adoption. Read more about our impact.
Last year, about 100 refugees and asylees needed our Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services (RAIS) to help them build a new life in Alaska.
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.