About The Salvation Army in Alaska

Since 1898, when The Salvation Army began its social service work in Alaska, the organization has grown into one of the largest social service providers in the state, providing a wide array of services, including the following in 2013 alone:

  • 277,357 meals
  • 65,576 shelter bed nights
  • 29,384 children's Christmas gifts
  • 242 King’s Lake Camp experiences for children
  • more than 2,050 visits to inmates
  • residential addiction treatment for more than 240 individuals at Clitheroe Center.

In Alaska, The Salvation Army has local Corps Community Centers in 17 communities including Anchorage, Angoon, Cordova, Fairbanks, Haines, Homer, Hoonah, Juneau, Kake, Kenai, Ketchikan, Klawock, Kodiak, the Mat-Su Valley (Wasilla), Petersburg, Sitka, and Wrangell.

In Anchorage, The Salvation Army operates the following programs:

  1. Adult Rehabilitation Center - Housing, counseling, life skills education, spiritual development and work therapy for men who are struggling to overcome substance abuse.
  2. Clitheroe Center – Residential and outpatient addiction treatment
  3. Eagle Crest Transitional Housing - for those looking for a hand up as they move towards financial independence.
  4. McKinnell House and Family Emergency Services - 16-room emergency family shelter, case management and food pantry.
  5. Older Alaskans Program – Meals, transportation and light housekeeping for elders and the disabled.
  6. Serendipity Adult Day - Safe, stimulating care five days a week for adults with dementia and other cognitive disorders.

About The Salvation Army

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. EIghty-two cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

Media Contact & Information

For information on activities and concerns of The Salvation Army Alaska Division, please see recent news below, or contact:

Sonya Senkowsky, Senior Communications Manager, Community Relations & Development Department - The Salvation Army Alaska