CCSWW Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant!

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Yesterday, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington shared the news that we have been selected to receive a four-year $5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund to expand our mission of creating a safe, loving and nurturing environment for homeless families in need of affordable housing in Pierce County. Through the Day 1 …

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Honoring Veterans and their Families

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To the men and women who have selflessly served our country we thank you! CCS/CHS greatly values the dedication of veterans who have defended our country and it is our honor to provide safety and support for veterans and their families. This means providing assistance and resources through Supportive Services for Veteran Families (King, Pierce, …

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Honoring Veterans

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A Whidbey Island native, Brandon received special written permission from his grandparents to join the Army before his eighteenth birthday. The decision to retire after 20 years of service was a difficult one. During his transition the military offered job fairs and resumé help. However, once veterans retire, that resource is gone. “Many veterans don’t know …

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Centennial Appeal for the Poor

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“My Mommy is crying.” The sting of homelessness is never more heartbreaking than for a child. Lack of routine and stability overshadowed by poverty, isolation and fear are the stunning realities for the homeless individuals and families we serve, especially for homeless children. Every day, for the past century, your Catholic Charities network here in …

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Volunteer Highlight – Nancy Burtenshaw!

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Yoga may not be the first kind of services that come to mind for women experiencing homelessness, or living in transitional housing, but Carmen, a CCS/CHS Coming Home Case Manager, likes to think outside the box! Carmen recently reached out to a local Seattle yoga studio to recruit a volunteer yoga instructor and found Nancy …

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Compassionately Serving the Immigrant and Refugee Community

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Carlos* came to Catholic Immigration Legal Services (CILS) with a serious mental health diagnosis and resulting addiction challenges that he had been experiencing for over 15 years. A private attorney had referred Carlos to CCS for assistance. “Catholic Immigration Legal Services takes on clients with a lot of barriers that other agencies turn down. We really …

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CCS’ Legal Action Center gets a new grant and name.

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Introducing the Tenant Law Center! For over 25 years, CCS’ Legal Action Center has focused on preventing homelessness in King County. With additional funding from Building Changes to remove barriers for homeless families, the Legal Action Center team have changed their name to more accurately describe the focus of their work. The newly renamed Tenant …

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2017 Annual Report

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As the agency celebrates our 100th Anniversary and envisions the next “Century of Hope,”  I want to thank you for your service to and solidarity with poor and vulnerable people in our communities. Each year, we provide this Annual Report to you as a reminder of our agency-wide Mission, grounded in Catholic social teaching, to …

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“Having my own place helped me concentrate and set goals for each day. It’s working and I’m proud of myself!”

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Providing more than affordable housing is at the heart of our mission at Catholic Housing Services.  Beyond safe, secure housing for low or no-income individuals and families, is our deep commitment to be caring stewards who honor and support each resident. Betty Parker, a veteran CHS staffer, knows well the stabilizing effect permanent housing can have …

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