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We’re Still Here

The recent state budget cuts have proven difficult for local non-profits. The good news is that we’re still here.

Lisa Aquino Opinion Ending Homelessness

A letter to our Alaska community

We are reaching out to you in faith and solidarity, because the values we share as a community, and as Alaskans, bond us together. Only together can we find a solution to the situation we are all in now.

News

Help Path to Independence Win $15,000

Update: We did it! Because of the support of community members like you, Path to Independence won this $15,000 award to continue working with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Thank you to everyone who made this funding possible!

Brother Francis Dorm Homeless Services Ending Homelessness

Investing in homeless services makes sense

Author: Gary FergusonOpinion: Michael FredericksPublished May 3 by the Anchorage Daily News Homelessness is a shared problem in our communities across the state of Alaska. Together, we need to support and expand on solutions that work, to invest in the future of our state.

Ending Homelessness

Making a difference on homelessness begins with how we see people

Driving through Anchorage it’s possible not to see people. Not all people, of course — we’d still see our siblings or our neighbors. But through practice and repetition, we’ve attained a lamentable talent of clouding our vision. It acts as a buffer to our conscience: We see not a person, but a category: “the homeless.”

Supporter Spotlights

50 Acts of Kindness

Today Angela and her friend Clo came by Brother Francis Shelter.  They were delivering 56 neck gators. Angela had started making neck gators for her parents, but she wasn’t able to finish before her father passed away.  The material sat there until her birthday this year.  To celebrate, Angela decided to do 50 acts of…

Ending Homelessness

Be Positive, Think Positively

Terry works at Catholic Social Services for Homeless Family Services.  She is a caseworker who oversees people receiving assistance due to chronic homelessness associated with a documented disability.  She met Debbie almost 12 years ago at one of our partnering agencies.  At that time, Terry helped Debbie move off the streets, into her first home, and stay there. Back…

Stories of Hope

The Future Is in Your Hands

A client of Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services made a special trip to the Welcome Center to talk about her role as a Peer Leader Navigator within the Anchorage refugee community.  Marie Claire sat down and pulled out a couple binders, placing them on a desk in front of her. She is a nurse from Rwanda…

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