Social Ministries

Anchorage Faith and Action Congregations Together: AFACT is a faith based grassroots organization that empowers everyday people to create a more just community. We believe that real democracy can only be achieved when everyday people have the skills, organization, and opportunity to advocate for themselves in the public arena. For more information, please go to: www.anchoragefact.org

Apostleship of the Sea: The mission of AOS-USA is to teach and witness to the Word of God and to serve God’s people; especially seafarers, maritime personnel and people of the sea; by fostering their growth and renewal, through prayer, study and Christian service. In addition, AOS-USA promotes professional training and advocacy for the People of the Sea. For more information, please go to: www.aos-usa.org/ or contact:

Ms. Sally Bostwick
Maritime Lay Leader
Apostleship of the Sea – Anchorage
1566 Thuja Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99507-4122
(907) 349-3471
(907) 346-4690
sbostwick@anch.ne

Catholic Social Services: Catholic Social Services operates emergency homeless shelters, teen foster homes to homeless women with children and expectant mothers in anchorage. For more information, www.cssalaska.org

Couples for Christ: Couples for Christ shares in the Catholic Church’s mission of spreading the Gospel of Christ, administering the sacraments and exercising love for the poor. For more information, www.couplesforchristglobal.org. Local Contact Fr. Luzvimindo Flores frdodong@yahoo.com

Covenant House: When everyone and everything else in their young lives fails them, Covenant House Alaska is here to save them from the streets, with unconditional love and a door that’s open 24/7. Through our programs, services and staff, we provide the food, shelter and care homeless youth desperately need right now, as well as the support and life skills they need to put their lives on the right track down the road. For more information, www.covenanthouseak.org

Global Solidarity Partnership: A program sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (http://gsn.crs.org/). On November 6, 2004, the Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Archdiocese of Cotabato, Philippines entered into a Partnership Agreement to build closer ties between their communities. For more information contact Bonnie Cler at bonniecler@alaskan.com.

Prison Ministries: Prison Ministries serves the spiritual and religious needs of Catholic inmates in our nation’s prisons, as well as other inmates seeking to know about the Catholic faith and way of life.

Project Rachel: Provides grief support for women and men who have had an abortion experience. it is normal to grieve this loss. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness. Symptoms can include anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. For more information about this free and confidential program call 907-297-7781 (Toll free outside of Anchorage area: 866-434-3344). Please visit the national Project Rachel website at http://hopeafterabortion.com/ for more information.

Respect for Life: The effectiveness of our commitment to peace depends on our understanding of human life. If we want peace, let us defend life! This approach leads us to reject not only war and terrorism, but every assault on innocent human life, on men and women as creatures willed by God. For more information, http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/ or Contact Bonnie Bezousek at 907-297-7732 or email: bbezousek@caa-ak.org.

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