Healthcare and Homelessness Partnership Anchorage — Catholic Social Services honors the groundbreaking partnership with the major Anchorage hospitals along with community and city partners who have come together to work on ending homelessness. A new space for Medical Respite and renovations to the Caring Clinic at Brother Francis Shelter will address healthcare among those in…
Zoe Lost Her Husband but not Her Will to Carry On Zoe and her husband were deployed to Ft. Wainwright near Fairbanks in the 90s. They moved around a bit before settling back in Alaska with their son and two daughters, now adult age.
Knights of Columbus Serve Those Less Fortunate The Knights of Columbus from St. Benedict’s Parish organize donation drives for Catholic Social Services every three months.
Next Step Back To The Workforce John visited the doctor after a trip on the stairs injured his hip and back over a year ago. The first x-ray didn’t show much, but over time he discovered a list of conditions culminating in a diagnosis of degenerative spine disease and spinal fusion surgery.
WAYS TO TAKE ACTION! Thank you for participating in the Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Anchorage on February 3, 2017 in Anchorage Town Square Park. Stay engaged and do not be discouraged. Pray within your tradition that the power of God might move through all of us.
CSS Volunteer and Supporter Finds Value in Giving Robyn Rehmann, volunteer at St. Francis House, long-time donor, and educator in Anchorage, has a deep history with CSS. Robyn and her husband Jim settled in Anchorage in the 70s. They used to respond to calls from the Alaska State Troopers when moose were killed along the…
BFS Guest Finds a Place to Call Home Jessie was at Brother Francis Shelter for a short time before case managers helped him find a home in our community. He originally came to Alaska to accompany his daughter and grandkids while her husband was stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kaulani Napoleon—an aspiring Eagle Scout—made one of the largest donations to RAIS this year. Kaulani collected hundreds of school supply kits sorted specifically for different age groups and donated them to RAIS (Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services) at Catholic Social Services yesterday.
Swivel Shot—a therapy dog who reads English and helps kids learn to read—is continuing to support her community by standing up against hunger and supporting Hunger Action Month. 1 in 7 Alaska children struggle with hunger, according to Feeding America.
Shellene can always find time for her kids, and especially her kids’ education. Shellene is a single mother of three kids—a kindergartner, 4th grader, and a 6th grader. She works full-time at a local hospital and finds support with her kids from her mother and brother.