Spring! A time of renewal, new beginnings and hope!

Categories: Appeal, News, Non-Profit

Dear Friend of CCS, What I deeply value in my four decades of leading Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is the daily privilege to experience first-hand new beginnings for those who suffer from isolation, illness, poverty, injustice, and unfulfilled dreams. I am profoundly grateful to all our dedicated supporters, volunteers and CCS/CHS staff.  …

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2021 Appeal for the Poor

Categories: Appeal, News

Dear Friend of CCS/CHS, Thank you for your kind help in many ways – all from gracious hands outstretched by your workers.  Please continue to pass on the blessings – you do make a difference!” – Esther Every day, with your help, Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) are able to provide “blessings” …

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CCS’ Food Truck For Elders

Categories: Appeal, News
St. Lawrence Food Truck Logo

It goes without saying the pandemic has caused many hardships, most of all the hardship of cutting us off from one another. This has sharpened our focus and awareness of our true treasures in this life – each other.  The church, in her wisdom, has long known about our true treasures. For over forty years …

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A PREPARES Story

Categories: Appeal, News

The PREPARES (Pregnancy and Parenting Support) parish based program provides, free of charge, child essentials including diapers, wipes, clothing, food, toys and books as well as supportive services such as housing referral, parenting classes and trained volunteer companions. While not yet in all parishes, the bishops of our state hope to expand PREPARES in order …

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2020 Appeal for the Poor

Categories: Appeal, Other

Dear Friend of CCS/CHS, “It’s such a blessing to have an organization that cares for the unlovables and picked us up and put us in a safe environment. The most wonderful thing that ever happened to me in my life. The pandemic is terrifying to me.” These poignant words are from Helen, a medically fragile …

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Providing dignity and hope to frail seniors in your community.

Categories: Appeal, News

We received the devastating news late on a Saturday evening in February that the COVID-19 had taken a foothold in our region. By that Monday morning, based on CDC and Health Department directives, we had revised and implemented immediate changes to how our caregivers serve our vulnerable, medically fragile clients who live alone in the …

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“These people are my only family.”

Categories: Appeal, News, Non-Profit

At no time has the reality been so stark that we truly are the “only family” to thousands of brothers and sisters in need like Miss Helen. With the intensified perils of this pandemic, we’re asking for your help. Help that will save lives.  We’re thrilled to let you know that thanks to a generous donor, …

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Your Help Will Save Lives

Categories: Appeal, News, Non-Profit, Other

“Being homeless makes you mostly scared about being alone. Thank God for CCS – you are my only family.” With the intensified health perils of the pandemic, your immediate help is needed. Help to make certain that we are able to care for our poor and vulnerable “family” members, especially high risk elders in our …

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