How You can help

It is the central belief of Anchorage Cares that generosity better serves panhandlers when directed towards the agencies that assist these individuals. Real change – not spare change – is the best way to help out panhandlers.


Below is a list of some of the agencies providing real change in people’s lives. These partners in the Anchorage Cares program work to make a real difference in people’s lives, and all provide opportunities to help by volunteering or contributing.

ar-logo-transAnchorage Rescue Mission

A faith-based intervention center providing shelter, food, and counseling services.

awaic-logoAWAIC (Abused Women's Aid in Crisis)

Providing domestic violence shelter and intervention.

beanscafeBean's Cafe

Feeding the hungry and homeless without discrimination throughout the day.

cssBrother Francis Shelter

Homeless shelter with services and supportive programs to help guests transition out of homelessness.

sa-logoClitheroe House

A comprehensive substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment center.

covenant-houseCovenant House

Shelter and drop-in center serving Alaska's homeless youth.

logo-dskDowntown Hope Center

Job training center, soup kitchen, and women's shelter for the homeless in downtown Anchorage.

sa-logoMcKinnell House

Temporary emergency shelter and case management services for families experiencing the crisis of homelessness.