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Holistic Healing through Art

By offering opportunities for creative expression as a means to address mental and emotional health, together we serve the poor and vulnerable by caring for the whole person. Thanks to our partnership with the Seattle Symphony our CHS residents were able to participate in a recent art opportunity, read more here!

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Pastoral Letter on Poverty

The Catholic Bishops of Washington State have recently released a letter expressing their grave concern about poverty in our state, which has reached crisis proportions. The full letter, titled “Who is my neighbor?” can be read here.

To accompany the letter, the Washington State Catholic Conference has also created a video with personal stories from our neighbors all across Washington. Watch it now.

Because of You

Because of You

Ashley and Anthony came to CCS homeless and hungry, looking for food and a safe place to stay. What they found was a community of caring staff and volunteers who encouraged, supported, and worked with them to ensure their small family found safety, stability, and hope.

Every day, lives are changed because CCS/CHS supporters generously give of their time, energy, and finances. Because of you, this year Ashley and Anthony will celebrate their baby’s first Christmas in their own home. Read more here.

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us.

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Providing Dignity & Hope to Our Elders

“I was so depressed before CCS. Now I’m so thankful! They know a lot about my medical side…it’s like living with your own family,” shares Betty.

Before CCS, Betty struggled to live on her own with failing eyesight and hearing loss. Thanks to CCS’ Home Care program, she now has a dedicated team to help her with essential tasks throughout the week. At 92 years young, this vital help enables Betty to live securely in her own home. Read more about Betty’s journey.

 

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New Homes for Veterans

CCS’ Sebastian Place is set to open in the summer of 2016. The new 20-unit permanent housing complex is the first of its kind in Snohomish County serving chronically homeless veterans.

Partnering with Snohomish County and the Veterans Administration, CCS will provide supportive services to the residents, with a focus on long-term stability. Read more...

 

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More than Affordable Housing

Hope had slept in over 112 different places by the time she came to Catholic Housing Services (CHS). Fleeing an abusive relationship and struggling to overcome spiraling addiction, Hope tried to survive outside, in the woods, and anywhere she could find for five long years...read more.

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Drexel House Groundbreaking

Johnny Bell was one of the 8%* of homeless veterans residing in Thurston County. He was living in his truck and unemployed when he became connected with a Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) case manager, a service offered at Drexel House who helped him achieve his goals of housing, employment, health, and transportation. Today, Johnny is living in his own apartment, working as a Plumber’s Assistant, and is determined to give back to the homeless veteran population....read more.

One Night Count 2016

Stand with CCS/CHS to Help Those in Need

The recent One Night Count, performed by Seattle Homeless Coalition in partnership with CCS, showed an alarming 19% increase in the number of men, women and children found living without shelter from the previous year. Recent tragedies in our local area have revealed the dangerous and vulnerable conditions our neighbors face every day in their struggle to survive...read more.

Changing Lives Together

Changing Lives Together

Through your support Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington (CCS/CHS) served over 125,000 unduplicated clients last year. We are so grateful for the generous support of our loyal advocates and partners. If you haven’t made a gift to our annual CCS Week Appeal for the Poor please consider making your gift today. Read more...

Inspirational Journeys

Providing Hope & Healing to Families in Need

Over the last couple of months, we have shared with you the journeys of Karen, the Johnsons, and Demone. Each one of their journeys is an inspiration—a reminder that in the darkest of times, hope and healing can still be found...read more.

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Providing Dignity & Hope to Seniors

Marjorie is a spunky, positive woman who enjoys telling stories and visits from her grandson. As she grew older errands, chores and everyday tasks became more difficult. Five years ago, Marjorie and her daughter Debra reached out to CCS’ Long Term Care program. Now, at 92 years young, Marjorie is able to remain independent in the home that she loves. Her adored Home Care Assistant, Sasha, offers her help with errands, housekeeping, personal care and companionship each week...read more.

Patrick Place Apartments

A Dedication to Patrick Place

On August 13th, amongst residents, supporters, funders and staff, Patrick Place Apartments was blessed by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. Named in memory of St. Patrick and Patrick Sursely a former board member of CCS/CHS for his faith in the mission of the Catholic Church. Patrick Place offers residents a safe and secure place to call home...read more.

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2014 Annual Report

In 2014, YOU helped us serve more than 125,000 people throughout Western Washington.Through our shared efforts, families were able to move into safe and stable housing, children discovered the joy of learning in our tutoring programs, elders were able to retain independence and access care in their own homes, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness and hunger found shelter, meals and comfort...read more.

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Providing Hospitality, Housing and Hope

Just two years after breaking ground, more than 350 guests gathered with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, for the official Blessing and Dedication of the new Nativity House in Tacoma. Guests were invited for a tour and a luncheon honoring this very special day...read more.

Michael's Place

 A Second Chance at Independence

"I grew up in Ohio where I was a carpenter by trade for 41 years. I had a brief stint in the Navy when I was young and even volunteered for Vietnam. After work in Ohio died out, I caught a Greyhound and moved here to the Pacific Northwest to stay with a friend." ...read more. 

 

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UDYC Zine Graduation

Surrounded by friends, staff, counselors and former students of the program, three young adults graduated from an eight-week, creative writing internship where they learned essential skills for obtaining and maintaining employment. They presented their final handmade “Zines” (mini-magazines) to an audience before receiving their graduation diplomas...read more.

Family Homelessness

Family Homelessness in Puget Sound

In Washington state, it is reported that more than 20,000 people are living in homelessness on any given night. Of these, half are families with children.

Tune in to KUOW (94.9 FM), Puget Sound Public Radio, around 12:30-12:45 p.m. through July 7 as one family a week tells their story about overcoming homelessness...read more

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