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A new beginning through Veteran Services

Alaska – the new frontier. For many, it’s a place that holds the promise of new beginnings and hope. For Nancy and Ryan, that was exactly the case. Ryan served in the Marine Corp out of High School, and was living in San Diego with his girlfriend, Nancy, when he experienced a work injury in…


Helping Holidays: A strong tradition of giving and community support

Helping Holidays is a rich tradition that has taken place for over a decade, connecting the Anchorage community to families who need gifts during the Holiday Season. Helping Holidays pairs donors with clients from Catholic Social Services’ programs. During this season of gift giving, Helping Holidays helps to fill the financial gaps our neighbors face…


A Successful Growing Season at Grow North Farm

Winter is coming to Grow North Farm. The garden beds are tucked in under a layer of burlap sacks, the paths are freshly wood-chipped and prepared for the coming frosts, and the last vegetables of the season are quickly selling out at the farm stand. After a whirlwind of a growing season, it feels like…

Lisa Aquino, Chief Executive Officer Stories of Hope

CSS Heroes of Hunger supply food to those in need

Lisa DH Aquino| September 2020 | Catholic Anchor As summer 2020 comes to an end, and we prepare for fall, the realization that the COVID pandemic will not be going away anytime soon is evident. We all held the general belief that with a strong effort and response, we could quickly stop this illness, but…


Positive Covid-19 Cases at Brother Francis Shelter

In light of the recent cases among guests at Brother Francis Shelter (BFS) we feel it is important for you to hear from us regarding this news. We care deeply about the health and safety of clients and staff and we will continue to do all we can to keep each and every person safe. …

Ending Homelessness

Conversations with Case Managers: Ian Colbert

The support of a case manager in the path toward permanent stability Homelessness. A stark, lonely, scary sounding word. A word so heavy that its solutions seem too ambiguous to comprehend.  Homelessness is a complex issue, and these complexities cause some to shy away from working toward a solution. Finding a solution to homelessness requires…

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