Our Mission

Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel imperative, Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services are outreaches of the Catholic Church in Western Washington, under the leadership of the Archbishop of Seattle and the Boards of Trustees. CCS and CHS answer the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and the dignity of the human person. Our employees and volunteers come from many faith traditions to serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism. We actively join with others to work for justice.

Story of Hope

Desiree had endured years of homelessness, poverty and illness and came to CHS in great need of compassion and direction.

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

Veteran CHS staffer Betty (left) knows the stabilizing effect permanent housing can have. “Through housing stability she blossomed into a new person. [Desiree] was able to access needed medical and dental care, build healthier relationships, trust and share with neighbors, and eventually secure a meaningful full-time job that she loves.”