CCS Family Housing Network Awarded $5 Million Grant

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CCS Family Housing Network (FHN) was awarded a $5 Million Grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund. CCS FHN in Pierce County is one of 38 organizations selected nationally by an advisory group of leading advocates and experts in recognition of efforts to move the needle on family homelessness, which now stands at 30% of …

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2023 Appeal for the Poor

Categories: Appeal, News

Dear Friend of CCS/CHS, In this special season of giving, I want to express my personal gratitude to faithful donors, staff, volunteers, and parish communities for “sharing the light of hope” with the poor and vulnerable neighbors in our sacred care. In my role over four decades of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) …

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Pioneering Personal Care for Older and Disabled Shelter Guests

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Shelters can be tough, exhausting environments for anyone experiencing homelessness, let alone individuals who are elderly or disabled. Prolonged stress can advance the aging processes by 10-20 years, so mental and physical frailties commonly associated with advanced years, like mobility challenges, failing hygiene, chronic illness, and cognitive losses can appear in younger people experiencing homelessness. …

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2023 CCS Long Term Care Appeal

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“I truly believe that the most valuable part of in-home care is helping vulnerable clients remain in the homes they love, surrounded by their pets and life-long cherished belongings. The work is challenging and rewarding – especially when I see smiles on their faces!” These sentiments from our Long Term Care (LTC) caregiver, Jennifer, are the same …

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“A Little Extra Help” Changes Lives

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Meet Kim, who “needs a little extra help,” and Jennifer, her CCS Long Term Care provider. Who cares for our low-income neighbors with physical and developmental challenges when family and friends are no longer nearby? Who helps them avoid risks to physical safety, like fire hazards, loose carpets, and broken windows or doors? Whom can …

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A Call to Provide Urgent Help to Catholic Charities Hawaii

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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. Following consultation with CCH President Rob van Tassell, a former Vice President of our own Catholic Housing Services, CCSWW President Michael Reichert announced that our …

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

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“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 anticipated the local impacts of our growing housing crisis and broadened our commitment to provide homes for individuals and families in need. Over the …

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Martha’s Place Welcomes Governor Inslee

Categories: Homeless Adult Services, News

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 an experienced group of Skagit County political leaders determined to address increasing homelessness in the Valley. Inspired by the success of CCS/CHS Permanent Supportive Housing …

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

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“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 vulnerable neighbors in Western Washington marginalized by age, disability, homelessness, developmental challenges, and immigration status. We are blessed with exceptional staff who bring skills, creativity, …

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

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“Everything about shelter changed during the pandemic.” -Dan Wise, Director of the Coordinated Care Agency for Catholic Community Services   Remember March 2020? Those who follow CCSWW homelessness shelter programs know how quickly our agency had to scramble from providing overnight, congregate shelters to finding safe single-unit sites open 24/7 for our clients. We’ve continued …

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