CCS/CHS Thanks Seattle Prep

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“It’s fun to get everyone together to do something good for our community.” – Seattle Prep Senior Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services give a big Thank You to the Seattle Preparatory Senior and Freshman Classes, who joined together on April 5th to volunteer at 17 different Catholic Housing Services’ sites. Students helped by cleaning, gardening, …

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Thank You

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We have been humbled by the response to the 2016 CCS Appeal for the Poor. You, along with thousands of others, demonstrated your commitment to our neighbors most in need, raising more than $2 million for essential basic needs and emergency services – services that change lives and create hope. Together, we stand with those on the …

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Holistic Healing through Art

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Across Western Washington, our programs care for the homeless in ways beyond basic needs. By offering opportunities in the creative arts for expression, health, and pure fun, together we serve the poor and vulnerable by caring for the whole person. At CCS/CHS, children craft with volunteers at the Sacred Heart temporary shelter; adults paint on …

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Pastoral Letter on Poverty

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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 …

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Because of You

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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 …

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Providing Dignity & Hope to Our Elders

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“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. We met Betty on a warm Wednesday morning, three days after being released from the hospital. At 92 years young, Betty has a variety of serious medical needs that …

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More than Affordable Housing

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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. One day Hope was referred to a CHS shelter for …

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New Homes for Veterans

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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.

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Stand with CCS/CHS to Help Those in Need

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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 …

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