Lisa Aquino Opinion News

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.

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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!

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2019 Pick.Click.Give.

When you give a donation from your Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) through Pick.Click.Give., you are helping to create a stronger state for all Alaskans. Your donation to Catholic Social Services’ seven programs allows us to reach and support even more Alaskans who are in-need. Will you be a part of what makes Alaska great and…

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Charlie Elder House Transition

We are honored and excited to announce that as of October 15, 2018, Charlie Elder House will be transitioned to our partner, Covenant House Alaska. As partners dedicated to serving people who are vulnerable in our community, Catholic Social Services believes Covenant House Alaska will be a wonderful partner to lead Charlie Elder House –…

KTUU Giving Tuesday: Tessa Wilson, St. Francis House Volunteer News

Alaskans Volunteer for Giving Tuesday

Alaskans volunteer for Giving Tuesday via KTUU ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday but perhaps the most important is Giving Tuesday; a global day of giving. And Alaskans give big, and not by just reaching into their pockets. Volunteers are a major part of Catholic Social Services Last…

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Proposed ordinance to fine nonprofits with excessive 911 calls

84% of emergency services costs at Brother Francis Shelter come from you in the community Brother Francis Shelter is full almost every day of the year—some days serving beyond ideal limits of 300 plus to help those who need a home and hope. We are working with the entire community to seek new models, partnerships…

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SNAP Reduces Hunger

ESSENTIAL ROLE IN FOOD SECURITY NETWORK The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is an integral cornerstone of the food security network in Alaska and across the nation. SNAP reduces food insecurity by providing low-income individuals and families who desperately need assistance to purchase food at grocery stores, food outlets and farmers markets. SNAP is extremely…