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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Changing Lives Together

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Through your support, Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington (CCS/CHS) served over 125,000 unduplicated clients last year. We are so grateful for the generous support of our loyal advocates and partners. If you haven’t made a gift to our annual CCS Week Appeal for the Poor please consider making your gift …

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Providing Hope & Healing to Families in Need

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Dear treasured partners, Over the last couple of months, we have shared with you the journeys of Karen, the Johnsons, and Demone. Each one of their journeys is an inspiration—a reminder that in the darkest of times, hope and healing can still be found. This a serious time for us all as we live out …

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Providing Dignity & Hope to Seniors

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Marjorie is a spunky, positive woman who enjoys telling stories and visits from her grandson. As she grew older errands, chores and everyday tasks became more difficult. Five years ago, Marjorie and her daughter Debra reached out to CCS’ Long Term Care program. Now, at 92 years young, Marjorie is able to remain independent in …

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