Our Mission

Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel imperative, Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services are outreaches of the Catholic Church in Western Washington, under the leadership of the Archbishop of Seattle and the Boards of Trustees. CCS and CHS answer the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and the dignity of the human person. Our employees and volunteers come from many faith traditions to serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism. We actively join with others to work for justice.

Story of Hope

CCS opened the door and said “Come in!” It’s where I found hope.

“I’ve got to give CCS a lot of credit for restoring my hope. I never doubted for a minute that they didn’t believe in me.” – Renard Smith

Renard believes he found that hope when the doors were opened for him at CCS, first as a recipient of shelter and supportive services and subsequently as a participant in the ASSET program – Aspiring Social Services Employee Training.