The recent state budget cuts have proven difficult for local non-profits. The good news is that we’re still here.
At Catholic Social Services we want to focus on lasting and permanent stability.
Allan Lamprey had been homeless for almost all his adult life. Struggling with substance and alcohol use, he moved around the country, from his home state of Virginia, to Maryland and then out to California. Eventually, he made his way up to Alaska in 2008.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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…
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…
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…