* Shelters

Alaska 2-1-1

2-1-1 offers connections to callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in communities around Alaska

Most Requested Services

Food Pantries, Rent Payment Assistance, Utility Service Payment assistance, Homeless Shelter, Low Income/Subsidized private rent housing.


AWAIC                                                                                  Phone Number (907) 279 – 9581
100 West 13th Avenue                                                       24 hour crisis line (907) 272 – 0100
Anchorage AK 99501                                                             www.awaic.org

Monday to Friday
8am to 5pm

AWAIC has trained crisis line advocates that can offer information about all the servies and support AWAIC provides.  These services include:

24 – Hour shelter, Crisis intervention, case management and advocacy, children’s programs, youth center, moving forward, harmony house, Alaska native women in Anchorage (Willa’s Way), legal advocacy, Anchorage domestic violence prevention project (ADVPP)

Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation                                Phone number (907) 929 2633
Our office and Teen Drop-in Center is located at                      www.aypfalaska.org
700 West 6th Avenue #206
Anchorage, AK 99501

In the downtown Transit Center on the 2nd floor (6th Ave and H St)

Teen Drop-in Center/Clinic Hours:
1:00 PM to 5:00PM

Tuesday through Friday
No Nurse on Fridays

The Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation (AYPF) is a non-profit agency dedicated to serving the needs of runaway and homeless adolescents and their families.

American Red Cross                                                             Disaster Services: (888) 345 4376
235 East 8th Avenue suite #200                                                          alaska.redcross.org
Anchorage, AK 99501

Provides shelter for youth age 18 & under who are not in the custody of the State of Alaska.

Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission                                      Phone number (907) 563 5603
2823 East Tudor Road                                                                        www.anchoragerescue.org
Anchorage AK 99507

They serve to meet the needs of the homeless, providing shelter, meals, clothing, the essentials of life, counseling and spiritual guidance.

Eagle Crest Residence                                                          Phone Number (907) 276 5913

Salvation Army                                                                     www.salvationarmy.com/alaska
438 E. Ninth Avenue
Anchorage, AK

The Salvation Army’s Eagle Crest is a Transitional Housing Program that provides low-cost lodging for up to 76 guests in single, shared, or dormitory rooms. Eagle Crest offers a safe, alcohol and substance-free living environment for its guests. As the facility is designed to promote an independent lifestyle, guests are responsible for providing and preparing their own meals in the shared kitchen.

Eagle Crest Room Fees

                        Daily Rates     Weekly Rates  Monthly Rates

Dormitory       $25.00             $100.00           $320.00

Triple               $30.00             $110.00           $360.00

Double              $35.00             $120.00           $400.00

Single              $40.00             $130.00           $420.00

Catholic Social Services
Brother Francis Shelter                                                        Phone number (907) 277 1731
1021 East 3rd Avenue                          www.cssalaska.org/html/programs/brother-francis.php
Anchorage, AK 99501

Brother Francis Shelter provides temporary, emergency shelter for men and women, an evening meal, and use of shower and laundry facilities, case management services, advocacy, job readiness, and referrals for employment, permanent housing, mental health issues, and treatment options for alcohol and substance abuse.

Shelter Donation list – call ahead to drop off

Coffee                                                     Bread                                                                        Disposable Razors

8 ox. Styrofoam cups                         plastic forks, knives & spoons                     Tooth brushes & tooth paste

Paper bowls & plates                          bleach & pine sol                                               Vinyl Gloves

33 gallon trash bags                            cleaning sponge’s                                             Feminine products

Warm hats, gloves & socks               underwear (all sizes, men & women)       Sandwich baggies

Spray deodorant                                  toilet paper                                                         men’s belts


Child in Transition                                                                Phone Number (907) 742 3833
5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.                                   www.asdk12.org/depts/titleone/CITH
Anchorage, AK 99504

Any youth who is homeless or in a transitional living situation may qualify for various services. These services include transportation assistance, child and family advocacy, early childhood programs, developmental screenings, enrollment assistance, enrollment in ASD’s free meal program, referrals to community agencies, traditional and non-traditional school supplies

Charlie Elder House                                                             Phone Number (907) 277 – 8622
3015 Yale Drive                                  www.cssalaska.org/html/programs/charlie-elder-house.php
Anchorage, AK 99508

Charlie Elder House provides housing for homeless, teenage boys. At Charlie Elder House, boys ages 12 – 19 learn to live independently, achieve academic success, maintain positive relationships, and contribute to the community. Charlie Elder House provides a therapeutic environment, case management services and counseling services in cooperation with Alaska Children’s Services.

Shelter Donation list – call ahead to drop off
Boxer shorts M, L, XXL
Body wash (Axe, Irish Spring & Old English)
Winter hats & gloves
Pajama pants XL, XXL, XXXL
Slippers, sizes up to 13
Socks tube & ankle
Financial donations needed for our “Graduation Fund” to purchase cap and gowns, yearbooks, senior pictures, invitations, etc.

Clare House                                                                           Phone Number (907) 563 – 4545
420 West 54th Avenue                                    www.cssalaska.org/html/programs/clare-house.php
Anchorage, AK 99518

Clare House provides temporary, emergency 24-hour shelter for women with children and expectant mothers. Residents receive daily meals and referrals for child care, substance abuse/mental health, affordable permanent housing, employment and continuing educational opportunities. Case management services are an integral part of the program to help women in their transition from homelessness to independent living.

Donation List – call ahead to drop off
Trash Bags (33 gallon & Kitchen size)
Eggs                                                                                                                        Instant Oatmeal
Juice – 100% pure juice                                                                                     Butter
Milk – Skim or 1%                                                                                              Bread
Paper Products (plates, cups, napkins, paper towels and toilet paper)      Ice Cream
Canned & frozen vegetables                                                                             Salad dressing
Soup                                                                                                                       Apple juice
Ramen noodles                                                                                                    Pancake mix
Peanut butter                                                                                                        Mac/Cheese
Tuna                                                                                                                      Canned chicken

Homeless Family Services                                                     Phone Number (907) 222-7334
3710 East 20th Avenue                           www.cssalaska.org/html/programs/homeless-family-services.php
Anchorage, AK 99508

Homeless Family Services is a collaborative project to provide help for homeless families with children. Homeless Family Services staff helps to secure emergency housing for families when shelters are full and connects families to the resources necessary to secure a place to call home. Homeless Family Services staff goes to the families wherever they may be — a camp site, a motel or a car.

Donation list – call ahead to drop off

Financial contributions – visit csssalaska.org and click on donate or call 222-7355
Gas cards
Pots and pans
Furniture: beds, couches, end tables, dining room tables and chairs
Linens: bath & kitchen towels, sheets for beds/cribs and curtains
Diapers & wipes

Veterans at Homeless Family Services                                Phone Number (907) 222 7331

Participant Eligibility:
Veteran Family, Very low-income: <50% of median income, currently homeless, or scheduled to become homeless,