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Catholic Social Services Brother Francis Shelter Clare House

About Us

Compassionately serve the poor and those in need, strengthen individuals and families and advocate for social justice. Catholic Social Services serves, engages and employs people of all faiths.

Catholic Social Services operates 8 multi-faceted programs including: Brother Francis Shelter, Clare House, Charlie Elder Boys House, Homeless Family Services, Pregnancy Support & Adoption Services, Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services Special Needs Services St. Francis House Food Pantry.

How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference

Your generosity through Pick.Click.Give. makes it possible for Catholic Social Services to ensure that Brother Francis Shelter and Clare House serve homeless individuals in Alaska. It ensures St. Francis House Food Pantry will have food on its shelves for those who are hungry. Also, PCG provides financial security across all eight of CSS’s programs, enabling us to continue to serve those in need. With your support, we are able to help those who find themselves in vulnerable situations struggling to find hope in times of economic hardship and crisis.

Brother Francis Shelter –providing a warm bed, hot meal, shower and counseling to 270 homeless men and women every night in Anchorage. Each client is offered case management services, referrals for employment and permanent housing, and treatment options for alcohol and substance abuse. Your donation will help end homelessness.

Clare House- women with young children are the fastest growing homeless segment in our nation. Last year Clare House provided safe refuge to over 400 homeless women with children in Anchorage. Residents receive daily meals, referrals for child care, mental health counseling and employment. Services offered at Clare House are designed to lead a family out of despair and instill hope for a path to self-sufficiency.

Charlie Elder House-helping troubled homeless teenage boys learn to live independently, achieve academic success and maintain positive relationships.

Homeless Family Services- assisted 1,238 homeless Alaskans last year with emergency housing and referrals to resources necessary to secure a permanent home.

Family Disability Services- providing respite services and skills training for people who experience developmental disabilities.

Pregnancy Support & Adoption Services-providing birth options counseling, advocacy, support and referrals for pregnant women, birth parents and adoptive parents.

Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services-providing a bridge for refugees who fled their countries due to the tragedies of war and persecution. The primary goal of the program is to promote employment and self-sufficiency.

St Francis House Food Pantry-providing one ton of emergency food to more than 100 hungry Anchorage families each day we’re open. Clients report that by receiving this food, it frees up funds to pay other critical bills.

CSS works daily to help individuals & families find their way out of poverty, and into a sustainable economic future.

Main Address

3710 E 20th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508
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(907) 222-7355

Past Contributions

2009: $13,875.00
2010: $16,800.00
2011: $31,425.00
2012: $43,939.00
2013: $51,069.00
2014: $75,325.00
2015: $87,900.00
2016: $74,151.00
2017: $62,600.00
2018: $54,075.00
Total: $511,159.00

Cause Types

Aid and Services to Individuals in Emergency Situations
Aid and Services to the Low Income
Food Assistance

Additional Locations in other Cities, Towns or Villages

642 S. Alaska Street
Palmer, AK 99645