Catholic Social Services fulfills the social teachings of the Catholic Church through our efforts to mend the holes in society’s safety net, alleviate suffering and promote social change by meeting basic human needs and offering thoughtful opportunities for life changing growth. Serving Anchorage’s most vulnerable by providing the help and support they need most.
Catholic Social Services helps Alaskans by providing a wide range of human support services related to the basic necessities of life – food and shelter, physical health and safety, and emotional and spiritual well being.
Our safety net of programs include two emergency shelters, a home for teen boys, a food pantry, supportive housing, an adoption and pregnancy support program, services for individuals with disabilities, and a refugee resettlement & immigration program.
CSS supports the independence of vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through our high-impact programs.
Help for the homeless at the Brother Francis Shelter, a program of Catholic Social Services, is an emergency shelter for men and women in Anchorage without a home. We serve the homeless with dignity, care, compassion and with an emphasis on moving our guests toward self-sufficiency.