• 16,432 clients served through Catholic Social Services in Fiscal Year 2023
    CSS operated 9 multi-faceted programs, including 3 emergency shelters, a food pantry, housing case management services, services for individuals with disabilities, a refugee resettlement and immigration program, a resource center for those experiencing homelessness, and more.
  • 827 guests slept safely at Brother Francis Shelter in Fiscal Year 2023
    BFS provides safe shelter, three meals a day, warm showers, and medical care, and a safe place to recover from acute illness or injury in the Medical Respite program
  • 13,458 clients received food support from St. Francis House Food Pantry during FY 2023
    SFH is one of the largest food pantries in Alaska and provided 4,603 families with an emergency supply of food at no cost to the client.
  • 582 new arrivals were resettled by RAIS in Fiscal Year 2023
    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 and has helped a historical number of refugees.
  • 439 individuals were housed through HFS during Fiscal Year 2023
    Homeless Family Services (HFS) provides case management to veterans, individuals, and families experiencing homelessness. The program housed 224 households in Alaska
  • 281 women and children found shelter at Clare House.
    Clare House provides emergency shelter and case management to women with children and expectant mothers. Each day of the year, volunteers provided home-cooked meals for the guests at Clare House, totaling 34,686 meals in FY23.
  • 243 people stayed at Complex Care in FY 23
    Complex Care provides support for the elderly and individuals with complex medical conditions experiencing homelessness and offers safe shelter, case management, and more.
  • 45 clients received direct-care services from Family Disability Services (FDS) in FY 23
    Family Disability Services (FDS) provides services for both children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as offering a support system for their families.
  • 240 individuals benefited from SFS case management in FY 23
    Supportive Family Services (SFS) provides holistic support to families with a variety of needs through parents classes and skill building. SFS uses a two generational approach with the aim of ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Through SFS, 20 households were housed.
  • Beyond ballet: music, memories, and motivation at The Nutcracker

    This past December, a group of guests at Brother Francis Shelter had the opportunity to attend The Nutcracker at Atwood Hall – an event which left a lasting impression on many of those who attended. One guest in particular saw the importance of the event for his fellow guests from the very beginning.

    Read about LaVont's experience at the ballet
  • Thank you for making this year’s Grow Local, Give Local campaign a success

    Every June, Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) teams up with St. Francis House Food Pantry for our annual Grow Local, Give Local campaign. During Grow Local, Give Local, donors like you support the livelihoods of refugee farmers in the Fresh International Gardens (FIG) co-op by purchasing produce they’ve grown and donating it directly to St. Francis House, where it is distributed to 500 households a week.

    Read about Grow Local, Give Local
  • From Refugees to Restauranteurs: Naw Naw and Lu at The Ramen House

    A decade ago, Na Na and Leu arrived in Anchorage from Burma, unfamiliar with the language, the culture, or the cold harsh winters. Ten years later, they’re experienced restaurant owners giving back to our community, raising their family together.

    Read the story behind the creation of The Ramen House