Anchorage Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Anchorage Alaska social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Anchorage Coastal Food Stamp Office 3601 C Street Anchorage AK 99503 888-318-8890

Anchorage Coastal Food Stamp Office 3601 C Street Anchorage AK 99503 800-478-4372

Anchorage District Food Stamp Office 400 Gambell Street Anchorage AK 99501 888-876-2477

Anchorage District Food Stamp Office 1251 Muldoon Road Anchorage AK 99504 888-876-2477


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Aleutian Housing Authority 4000 Old Seward Highway Anchorage AK 99503 907-563-2146

Cook Inlet Housing Authority 3510 Spenard Road Anchorage AK 99503 907-793-3000


A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Anchorage Alaska Medicaid Office 4501 Business Park Boulevard Anchorage AK 99503 907-334-2400


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Anchorage Social Security Office 222 West 8th Avenue Anchorage AK 99513 866-772-3081


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Anchorage Alaska Native Medical Center WIC Office 4320 Diplomacy Drive Anchorage AK 99508 907-343-4440

Anchorage Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association WIC Office 3601 C Street Anchorage AK 99503 907-269-3459