United we win.
It is often in the one story that we can better appreciate the impact we have. When we build the strength of our youth, our families, our neighbors. When we bolster the health of our community, we improve the lives of those who walk by us every day.
Imagine you have hit rock botton. You’re homeless and unemployed because your husband got violent when he found out you were HIV positive.
George is a grandfather, a veteran, an avid crossword puzzler and an excellent cook. This winter he lost his job, his home and his health.
Mary was nineteen, unemployed and living at Covenant House. The inconsistency of her life as a foster kid meant that she had never learned strategies for saving or budgeting.
Monika was accepted into the nursing program at UAA last year, but she had to turn it down for one simple reason: childcare.
From birth, he had faced almost every possible obstacle to a successful life. At age 14, he dropped out of school and started doing drugs.
Iris came to volunteer eleven years ago with no skills or experience in the employment field. Now she’s an advocate for other Alaskans with multiple barriers to obtaining work.
She loved the library more than any place else, but didn’t understand the consequences for not returning books.
Summer camp is hands-down one of the most magical experiences kids have, yet it’s financially out of reach for hundreds of Anchorage families.
A single father of two and a roofer by trade, Travis faced weeks of recovery following back surgery. Due to his inability to work, it wasn’t long before he got behind on his bills.
Edith has been volunteering at Lutheran Social Service’s food pantry for the past 15 years – she never misses a week! At age 91 she is pretty inspiring.
When Chelsey started her senior year at Benny Benson, she only had enough credits to pass as a freshman.
Moving to Alaska from Hawaii, mom deployed to Afghanistan and starting a new school isn’t easy at 10.