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

“My strength, especially in my hands, is almost nil. My caregivers are like loving daughters who help with shopping, housework and fixing my meals.” – Betty

Abandoned and adopted at seven months from a Rescue Mission, Betty has spent her life as a nurse and caregiver, helping “rescue” others in desperate need and with limited resources. Now Betty is in need of in-home help, physically challenged and living on a fixed, low income.