Providing help and creating hope with services and support to make a lasting impact every day. We compassionately serve the poor and those in need, strengthen individuals and families, and advocate for social justice.
This fund permanently supports programs and services that carry out our mission, such as Brother Francis Shelter, Clare House, and St. Francis House Food Pantry: providing for basic human needs and a path out of homelessness to permanent stability.
Our guiding principles:
Reverence for humanity; striving for excellence; empowering personal fulfillment and strengthening community through collaboration.
Transition families and individuals to permanent stability; providing an array of services that meet our clients where they are, with dignity and respect, and support them on a journey to long-term permanent stability.
Our Catholic Affiliation:
We are a Catholic Agency, but we provide services to anyone, regardless of their religious affiliation. While Catholic Social Services (CSS) is separately incorporated, we share the non-profit tax exemption of the Church and are the Social Services Arm of the Diocese of Anchorage.
Read more about our programs in this feature article in the ACF Annual Report.