Know Yourself Know Your Community
Med Student Gains Insight Through Volunteering Amelia Harrison started working as a volunteer at Brother Francis Shelter literally at the bottom: helping with the foot care clinic over 3 years ago. She quickly found an affinity for the work and the people she served.
Wells Fargo Grant Offers Job Training to New Arrivals
The $25,000 Wells Fargo Economic Opportunity Grant supported RAIS to provide job readiness classes for over 150 clients, place 111 clients in employment & develop 3 job training programs that have already served more than 60 clients and will train dozens more in future years. The first job training program that was developed and offered…
National Volunteer Week at Catholic Social Services
Thank You Volunteers During National Volunteer Week, we want to give a very special shoutout to the wonderful group of people that make Catholic Social Services successful in our efforts to serve the most vulnerable members of our community—OUR VOLUNTEERS!
New Space for Medical Recovery at Brother Francis Shelter
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…
Supporting Our Veterans
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.
A Knight’s Ongoing Support
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.
Back On His Feet
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.
Interfaith Prayer Vigil to Support Immigrants and Refugees
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.
Robyn’s Dedication to Serve
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…
Jessie’s Story of Hope
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.