This page lists some of the social service places in Anchorage. For each place, you’ll find contact information, if you can get help in Spanish, and pictures to help when you visit. For more information, please contact each place directly.
Anywhere in Alaska, call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 to talk to someone about services. They can connect you with emergency food and shelter, education, alcohol and drug treatment programs, senior services, childcare, and much more. Call 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. You can also leave a phone message, email Alaska211@ak.org, or search their website for services. Ask for an interpreter to get help in Spanish.
Here you can find information for drop-in soup kitchens, food pantries, and state supported programs. Look for hot meal calendars and pick-up locations posted online. When applying for state support, ask for a translator to get help in Spanish.
Here you can find help for people who are homeless or need help to stay in their homes. There are also places for people trying to escape unsafe situations or who need help with their medical or mental health. Please contact each place to get more information.
Mental Health / Medical
If you feel sick or want to check-in with a doctor, contact a medical office. If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, or to get help for an addiction, contact a mental health office. Please contact each place for information about special programs and to check if they are taking new patients.
For families who have lost children, special grief care and help can be found through the TEARS Foundation and the Hospice of Anchorage.
There is help for victims of abuse, people who work with survivors, and anyone interested in helping with education. Hotline calls, 24-hour emergency shelters and legal counsel are private and safe. Please contact each place for more information.