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A Call to Provide Urgent Help to Catholic Charities Hawaii

Please join Catholic Community Services of Western Washington (CCSWW) by donating to Catholic Charities Hawaii (CCH) to help with urgent needs arising from the devastating fire in Maui last month.…

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It’s 15 Years into “the Future:” How CCSWW Helps People into Homes

“Affordable permanent housing should be available to everyone.” One of eight “Insights for the Future,” CCSWW 2008 In 2008, CCSWW (Catholic Community Services of Western Washinton) Futures II planning process…

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Martha’s Place Welcomes Governor Inslee

CCS Northwest Staff and Residents host the Governor and Local Leaders Martha’s Place, CCS’s newest Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) site, opened this spring, culminating an intensive seven-year process led by…

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“Home is the Starting Point of Love, Hope and Dreams”

“El hogar es el punto de partida del amor, la esperanza y los sueños.” Catholic Housing Services (CHS) firmly believes that “home is the starting point…” for thousands of our…

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KUOW Radio Interviews CCS/CHS Staff and Clients at Bridge Program

“Everything about shelter changed during the pandemic.” -Dan Wise, Continuous Care System Director for Catholic Community Services Remember March 2020? Those who follow CCSWW homelessness shelter programs know how quickly…

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Happy Anniversary, Sidney Wilson House!

Burgers and hotdogs sizzling on the grill, awesome homemade potato salad, cake, tunes playing on the boombox, checked tablecloths and napkins fluttering in the breeze— the staff and residents of…

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Happy First Anniversary, Martina Apartments!

“There is real peace and healing in this place. I hope others can find it here too.”– Molly Phelps, Martina Apartments Resident On May 31st, staff and residents of Martina…

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2023 Catholic Housing Services Appeal

“I don’t know where I would be without Clare’s Place.” Vern V., a life-long Everett resident, is a man of few words, but they are heartfelt. At Catholic Housing Services…

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Hope Changes Everything!

It has been said that hope is the only thing stronger than fear. In my many years as leader of CCS/CHS, I’ve learned that hope changes everything for those who…

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Feed the Hungry: “It’s not just a place to get food to sustain life. It is a place to gain inspiration and a leg up in life.”

Five years ago, Jeff was living “under the bridge” in Aberdeen, WA, homeless and a self-described addict. He sometimes scavenged for food in trash cans to stay alive but knew…

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Of Gratitude and Remembrance: Sebastian Place, Lynwood, WA

An overflow crowd spilled into the chill of a bright November day, the sun streaming into the community room at Sebastian Place, a 20-unit residence for chronically homeless veterans. A congregation…

CCSWW and Supportive Services for Veteran Families

​​​​​​​Veteran’s Day is especially meaningful to our CCS/CHS community. Many of us wore a uniform at one time; some still do.  Many more have generational family connections to the armed…