A Closer Look: Brother Francis Shelter

The scene outside of Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage can seem like chaos, but walking inside tells a different story. Stay the night at the emergency shelter and learn from some of the people who sleep, volunteer, and work there during this edition of A Closer Look.

As one guest said, “There’s a lot of people in here just fallin’ on hard times.”

They’re looking for their 30th chance at life and learning to make the most of it.

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The Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)
The Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)

REPORTER: Anne Hillman, KSKA – Anchorage

BROADCAST: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. AKDT

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Guests sleep inside the BFS dorm room. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)
Guests sleep inside the BFS dorm room. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)
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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan. ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne

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