Clare House is a 24-hour emergency shelter open to women with children and expectant mothers over the age of 18. Families at the shelter receive daily meals and moms receive referrals for childcare, substance abuse/mental health, affordable permanent housing, employment and continuing educational opportunities.
Moms and kids are often in compromised situations sleeping in a car or on the street with no where else to go before they find refuge at Clare House.
Case management services are integral to helping women shift from homelessness to independence.
Facts About Clare House
- On average, 430 women and children a year find a safe place to sleep at Clare House
- Clare House aims to break the cycle of poverty by offering life skills classes
- About 60% of participants at Clare House are children
- Volunteer groups provide meals at Clare House 365 days a year
Progressive Housing Program
As part of our continuous effort to find solutions for women with children experiencing homelessness, Clare House offers a ladder up progressive housing program. Families pay a reduced rate for rent and stay for up to two years while they work towards self-sufficiency. Participants save funds as Family Support Staff connect them with resources to find permanent housing. The progressive housing model has reduced the number of moms and kids re-entering the shelter from 15% to 3%.
Do you need emergency shelter?
Contact Clare House
Location: 4110 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517 (Map It)
Hours: 24 hours/day, 365 days/year
Phone: 907-563-4545 (front desk)
Sharese Hughes, Program Director