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

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Renard Smith was a gifted athlete in high school and earned a college scholarship, graduating with a BA degree in business. His dreams were realized with a good job and a plan to marry his sweetheart. “Unthinkable tragedy and traumatic life experiences changed my dreams. I lived through very dark times and great loss. I …

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Washington State to recognize March 31st as Cesar Chavez Day!

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We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sake and for our own. – CESAR CHAVEZ   After five years of advocacy from many individuals and organizations including CCS/CHS, the Latino Civic Alliance, …

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Thank you for making a real impact!

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We have been humbled by the response to the 2017 CCS Appeal for the Poor. You, along with thousands of others, demonstrated your commitment to our neighbors most in need, raising over $2.5 million for essential basic needs and emergency services—services that change lives and create hope. For more information, please contact us.

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New Federal Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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One hundred forty-five people fatally overdose on opioids or heroin each day in the U.S., and nearly 700 Washingtonians and 42,000 Americans have died of an opioids overdose in 2016 alone.* Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) clients and staff came to support and discuss legislation that U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kamala …

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New Catholic Initiative for Poor Families and Communities

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The Catholic Initiative for Poor Families and Communities is a new collaboration focusing on parishes to assist them in expanding their capacity for outreach and advocacy, and helping them respond to the 2016 Washington State Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Poverty, “Who is My Neighbor?” The Initiative is a collaborative partnership committed to expanding Catholic engagement …

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Amerigroup provides $17,000 award towards creative family housing solutions

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Tremendous thanks to Amerigroup for a recent $17,000 award to be put towards creative family housing solutions! Our community does not have sufficient resources to shelter all people experiencing homelessness, which results in thousands of people sleeping outside even though they have a viable path to housing stability. A key strategy to reduce the number …

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All Souls Day – Annual Day of Remembrance

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On All Souls Day, Nov. 2nd, CCS/CHS hosted an Annual Day of Remembrance service for residents, clients, staff and friends of CCS/CHS who passed away in the last year. Fr. Magnano, pastor at Christ Our Hope, gave a reflection and staff participated in readings. Together we created a beautiful and sacred space inside the Josephinum …

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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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