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Catholic Social Services Brother Francis Shelter Clare House

About Us

Catholic Social Services operates 7 multi-faceted programs including 2 emergency shelters, a food pantry, housing case management service, services for individuals with disabilities, a refugee resettlement and immigration program, and more.

Our programs are, Brother Francis Shelter, Clare House, Family Disability Services, Homeless Family Services, Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services, St. Francis House Food Pantry, and Supportive Family Services.

Last year, Catholic Social Services served and helped over 12,000 people across all programs.

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 guarantees St. Francis House Food Pantry will have food on its shelves for those who are hungry. When you Pick.Click.Give to Catholic Social Services, you serve those most in need. With your support, vulnerable Alaskans find hope and help in times of hardship and crisis.

Every program of Catholic Social Services works together to create permanent stability for families and individuals in Anchorage.

Your donation helps Brother Francis Shelter provide case management services, referrals for employment and permanent housing, and treatment options for alcohol and substance abuse. 2,365 men and women slept safely at Brother Francis Shelter last year.

Clare House provides safe refuge to hundreds of homeless women with children in Anchorage. Women with young children are the fastest growing homeless segment in our nation. 100% of school-aged children at Clare House were linked to Anchorage School District Child in Transition services last school year.

Family Disability Services supports families and individuals with respite services and skills-training for people who experience developmental disabilities. Last year alone, Catholic Social Services helped 113 clients with 45,476 hours of direct services.

Homeless Family Services assists Alaskans facing homelessness with emergency housing and referrals to resources necessary to secure a permanent home. Because of you, over 900 individuals within 350 families were safely housed last year.

Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services provides a bridge for refugees who fled their countries due to the tragedies of war and persecution. RAIS assists refugees in obtaining financially sustainable lifestyles in which the family’s basic needs are met long-term. 61 refugee clients obtained employment 2020.

St. Francis House Food Pantry served approximately 30-150 households each day they were open in 2020, distributing over 750,000 pounds of food to 9,000 people.

Supportive Family Services was formed in 2020 to provide holistic support to families with a variety of needs. Through these services, we hope to build strong, healthy families.

Main Address

3710 E 20th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508
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(907) 222-7300

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
2019: $56,618.00
2020: $59,918.40
2021: $51,267.00
2022: $49,525.00
Total: $728,487.40

Cause Types

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