Homeless Family Services

Homeless Family Services (HFS) is a case management program that helps homeless individuals and homeless families with children. HFS staff work with families to address barriers that prevent them from being self-sufficient. The goal is to connect them to the resources to find a place to call home. HFS travels to the families wherever they may be — a camp site, a motel or a car.

Types of Homeless Family Services

Learn about the different homeless assistance programs from Catholic Social Services.

Shelter-Based Case Management

As part of our programs for adults and families experiencing homelessness, Brother Francis Shelter and Clare House offer emergency shelter. On-site case managers are assigned to guests and support them while transitioning into permanent housing.

Community-Based Case Management

Mobile case managers are available to meet with unsheltered families with dependents. We can help identify and address barriers and support families on the path to self-sufficiency. Learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

For homeless, or at-risk for homelessness, Veterans and their families, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) can help. By working closely with the VA and other community service providers, SSVF case managers can help veterans can move toward secure and permanent housing.

Help Your Community

Through your support Catholic Social Services housed 325 households in FY 2019. One Alaskan recently housed was Murray, a widower who, despite working hard all of his life, found himself in need of a case manager and a place to rest in our medical respite program at the shelter. Through the support of a case manager he’s now recovered, living in his own apartment and seeking new employment.

With your help as a donor or volunteer, we can continue to make an impact through Homeless Family Services, supporting fellow Alaskans like Murray who need emergency assistance. Will you join us?

Support Families In Need

Contact Us

If you have questions about the services Homeless Family Services provides please contact Karlo Mercene, Program Director, at kmercene@cssalaska.org.