I think of Catholic Social Services as the arms of the parishes here in Anchorage. Each of our programs and services came from people like you seeing need in our community and creating services to help.
When an unexpected loss comes, there are no easy answers. Right now, we’re grappling with the possible loss of state grants for services related to homelessness, due to the proposed changes in Alaska’s budget.
If you choose to contribute by volunteering, you will see the work of our staff using the trauma-informed care model.
Each new year, we’re challenged to follow a path to bright and fulfilling days. I, for one, will use the staff at Catholic Social Services as my guide in 2019.
My family will tell you that one of my favorite movies is “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Every time I watch it I shed a joyful tear thinking about the gift that each of us is to others.
There are many children who are in need of support and families who need connection. We at Catholic Social Services (CSS) are working to support them.
Winter is near, and we look around and ask ourselves, “Are we prepared?” In our community, do those without safe, warm shelter this winter have a place to go?
September is Hunger Action Month, and every year at Catholic Social Services that gives us an opportunity to talk about how food insecurity greatly impacts the lives of people in Anchorage.
For years, Catholic social teachings have taught us to empower those around us. One of the best reminders comes from 1 John 3:2. It says, “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed.
Recently there have been many stories in the news about homelessness and public safety. The actions and stories have run the gamut from extreme reactions to more reasonable, but urgent appeals.