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Latest stories from Alaska

Bean’s Cafe workforce development program teaches employable skills

Mike La Croix likes to stay busy and likes things to be done right. When he stays busy, and when he feels like a job is well done, he also feels productive. And feeling productive makes him feel good about himself ....
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Catholic Social Services serves increasing elderly population

A few years ago, administrators at Catholic Social Services were looking over the many statistics they use to track the number of people they serve. As a charitable nonprofit tasked with helping Alaska’s most vulnerable populations ....
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Feed Me Hope culinary programs helps homelessness

One of Daja Scroggs’ most vivid memories from her days of hunger and homelessness involved a trashcan and a hamburger. Wandering the streets of Anchorage, she spotted a foam to-go box, perched atop an overflowing pile of garbage ....
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How we discover the needs of our communities

We collaborate with many partners to identify the greatest areas of need through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans. View all ››


About Providence Health & Services in Alaska

Providence Health & Services has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought health care to Nome in 1902 during the gold rush. Today, Providence serves Alaskans in six communities – Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward and Valdez – with four hospitals, nearly 30 clinics and a diverse range of community services. With more than 4,000 caregivers (all employees), Providence is the state's largest private employer.