2016 Annual Report

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In 2016, YOU helped us serve more than 100,000 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 …

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Help Create Safe, Supportive Communities

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“Three years ago I was standing on a street corner. I had no idea what was next. I was 60 years old, and I was dying out there. I knew I needed help.” At the tender age of thirteen, Dennis found himself homeless, alone, with no safe place to rest or family to care for …

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EPiC Generosity Helps to Create a Safer Community

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Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable during emergency situations. Emergency Management practices have shown that preparedness is critical for safety and comfort in days after an emergency when individuals may be on their own without heat, power, and water. Purchasing the necessary supplies can be out of reach for most low-income seniors living in subsidized housing, …

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Thank You Employees Community Fund of Boeing

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Thanks to the Employees Community Fund of Boeing, who have once again generously supported the work of CCS/CHS! For years, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing (ECF) has faithfully committed to building stronger and safe communities throughout the Puget Sound region. We are honored to partner with them in this effort, helping our neighbors most …

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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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