Vision

Catholic Social Services fulfills the social teachings of the Catholic Church through our efforts to mend the holes in society’s safety net, alleviate suffering and promote social change by meeting basic human needs and offering thoughtful opportunities for life changing growth.

“I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

Mission

“Providing help, creating hope”

We compassionately serve the poor and those in need, strengthen individuals and families, and advocate for social justice.

Our Guiding Principles

  • reverence for humanity;
  • striving for excellence;
  • empowering personal fulfillment;
  • strengthening community through collaboration

Catholic Social Teachings

  • Life and dignity of the human person;
  • Call to family, community, and participation;
  • Rights and responsibilities;
  • Option for the poor and vulnerable;
  • Dignity of work and the rights of workers;
  • Solidarity;
  • Care for God’s creation

Our Catholic Affiliation

We are a Catholic Agency, but we provide services to anyone, regardless of their religious affiliation. While Catholic Social Services (CSS) is separately incorporated, we share the non-profit tax exemption of the Church. We are the Social Services Arm of the Diocese of Anchorage, and serve to help Archbishop Paul Etienne carry out that pledge. Lisa Aquino, the CSS Executive Director, is responsible to the Archbishop for the mission of CSS and reports to a Board of Trustees, who has fiduciary responsibility and oversight of the Agency.