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Reflecting on the Crisis in Ukraine

The recent events in Eastern Europe weigh heavy on all our hearts. We grieve with the people of Ukraine who have lost so much, and the people of Russia, as many must now also flee their homeland. RAIS has been serving Ukrainian refugees for more than 40 years, and we continue to help Ukrainian families…

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We Are Thrilled to Announce Our New Chief Executive Officer

Catholic Social Services welcomes Robin Dempsey as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective today. Robin Dempsey will be responsible for leading the agency and its seven programs with over 190 staff. Dempsey will lead Catholic Social Services in fulfilling its mission of serving those in need, strengthening individuals, and advocating for social justice. Dempsey…

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At Clare House, taking care of moms and kids is a community-wide effort

Every day of the year, Meals Team volunteers make and deliver meals to Clare House for the moms and kids staying there. All of those meals and deliveries take a lot of coordinating, which is why we are so grateful for Marlana. As a pre-med student, Marlana used to regularly volunteer with Brother Francis Shelter…

Hunger Action Month News

Let’s talk about Food Security

Each year, people all across the country recognize Hunger Action Month to raise awareness about food insecurity across America and in our own communities, and why fighting hunger is a top priority. Hunger is hard on us Food is our most basic human need. Rich or poor, big or small, young or old, everybody’s gotta…

Lisa Aquino News

Announcing a new transition

Hello, I am writing to share some big news.  After much reflection, I have decided to take a new position – as the CEO of Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center.  It is an exciting opportunity for me to directly reconnect with my background in the healthcare field, while still serving some of the most vulnerable in…

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Working together to serve the homeless

Lisa DH Aquino | August 2021 | The North Star Catholic This month we find ourselves focusing on our children and young families as schools reopen for the fall. Back to school is often full of excitement, joy, and sometimes worry. Many parents purchase school supplies, read to their children, practice ABCs, and much more…

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CSS programs help refugees flourish with community support

Lisa DH Aquino | June 2021 | The North Star Catholic June 20th is World Refugee Day, a day celebrated internationally to honor refugees worldwide – those who have fled war, violence, conflict, or persecution, and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country. We spend this time celebrating the strength of…

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CSS Lenten food drive a success

Lisa DH Aquino | April 2021 | The North Star Catholic “The food is falling off the shelves.” You can imagine my delight and gratitude when our AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America), Katie Gordon, told me how crowded the shelves at St. Francis House Food Pantry were this week because we had so…