Our Impact
  • 85 families, on average, received food from our food pantry daily.
    It took about 3,000 pounds of food in 2018 to meet the urgent needs of our families each day.
  • 91% of all employable adults in the refugee program had jobs in 2018.
    Of those employed, 96% retained their position for more than three months.
  • 61% of the residents at Clare House were children in 2019.
    All the school-aged children were linked to the the Anchorage School District's Child in Transition program.
  • 2,359 men and women slept safely at Brother Francis Shelter in 2019.
    We provided more people access to a warm shower, hot meal, and medical care than the entire population of Seward.
  • Homeless Woman Impact Story

    Plans for the Future

    Natalie visited Brother Francis Shelter five times in a four year period. She’s struggled with a drug addiction and battled cancer. Thanks to Catholic Social Services and our generous supporters, Natalie now has a home and a plan for future success.

    Read Natalie's Story
  • Our impact hunger relief

    Second Chances

    Linda came to Alaska in 2004, after leaving an abusive marriage. With limited funds, food was scarce. She heard about St. Francis House Food Pantry from a friend. Now, Linda has food, stability and a second chance at life.

    Read Linda's Story
  • Our Impact Pregnancy Support

    Support Brings Peace

    A few years ago a young woman came to us looking to make an adoption plan. She was 22 years old, without a job and had no consistent place to live. We were able to help her plan the adoption, providing her with peace and hope for the future in the process.

    Read this young mother's story
  • Our Impact CSS Adoption

    A Family Completed

    Many families struggle with infertility. Catholic Social Services met one family that had struggled with infertility for over ten years. After attending the CSS Adoption Workshop, they were finally able to complete their family.

    Read their story
  • A Life Full of Opportunity

    Hari is fortunate to be able work with new refugees everyday as a case manager for Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services. Their hard work fuels a future of opportunity. This opportunity is a gift that Hari has experienced first-hand.

    Read Hari's story
  • Couple at prom

    Ready for Prom

    Everyone remembers their senior prom. Bradley, a client of Family Disability Services, was delighted to be asked to his. He couldn’t afford a tuxedo though, and didn’t own a nice suit. With a simple request, we made sure Bradley was dressed and ready for prom.

    Read Bradley's story