Music Therapy Helps Veterans at CCS Sebastian Place

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LYNNWOOD, WA – Through a partnership with the Snohomish County Music Project (SCMP), music is a gift the residents of Catholic Community Services’ Sebastian’s Place can share with their neighbors. Board-certified music therapist Cassie Fox began their weekly sessions at Sebastian’s Place as an intern in the summer of 2017, and has been returning to …

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Over $177k awarded to new Kirkland Shelter.

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KIRKLAND, WA – On behalf of families and women experiencing homelessness on the Eastside, we would like to convey our profound gratitude for the $177,439 grant received from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound to support Kirkland Shelter for families and women, a collaboration between Catholic Community Services and The Sophia Way. This …

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How COVID-19 provided an opportunity to reach those on the margins.

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BELLINGHAM, WA – CCS Recovery Centers provide a full continuum of outpatient addiction recovery services for youth and adults and their families in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish Counties. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, all services offered, including recovery counseling and group sessions required that participants be physically present at the recovery center. With the implementation of …

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40,000 lbs. of food delivered!

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WESTERN WASHINGTON – Catholic Community Services (CCS) and Catholic Housing Services (CHS) received 40,000 lbs. of food from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, food provisions were distributed to Seattle-based Georgetown Food Bank and delivered to 12 locations across Western Washington that provide housing for farmworkers. …

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COVID-19 Emergency Response: DIAPERS, WIPES AND BABY FORMULA

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA – Catholic Community Services and St. Pius X Catholic Church received special funding from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County to distribute diapers, wipes and formula out to Snohomish County residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Total funding was $67,500 for emergency response. Two grants, totaling $37,500, were awarded to St. …

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City of Covington Unites to Feed Safe Parking Neighbors

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  COVINGTON, WA – Covington Safe Parking (CSP) began as a partnership between St. John the Baptist Church and Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) in November of 2018. CSP provides a safe location for people experiencing homelessness to stay overnight and have access to services that will lead to permanent housing options. …

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That’s A Lot of Applesauce!

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KIRKLAND, WA – “That’s a lot of applesauce!” the smiling checkout clerk at Costco remarked as they scanned over the flatbed loaded waste-high with breakfast supplies. Peggy McAuley, volunteer extraordinaire at New Bethlehem, a Catholic Community Services (CCS) day center in Kirkland, was making another purchase to cover breakfast needs for the next 10 days. …

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12-Year-Old Rallies Girls Group to Make Masks for the CCS Sewing Bee

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KING COUNTY, WA – A few weeks ago CCS launched the SEWING BEE to raise 10,000 masks for the safety of CCS/CHS front line staff who are working around the clock to provide essential services to our vulnerable neighbors in need. Since then, community members around Western Washington have stepped up and donated almost 6,000 …

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Volunteer Highlight: Holt Family

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MOUNT VERNON, WA – Some volunteers step up for an occasion and some step up and continue to be involved over the long haul. David, Teresa, Nathan and Maisie Holt, parishioners at Holy Rosary – Edmonds, are one of those families! Last Christmas Teresa Holt contacted the CCS Farmworker Center (FWC) and said she wanted to …

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Dorothy Day: Building community, while physical distancing

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SEATTLE, WA – During these times of COVID-19 and the physical distancing measures that go with it, the staff and residents of Dorothy Day House are finding creative ways to build community and lift spirits, while practicing safe physical distancing. Traditionally, the ladies at Dorothy Day House like to socialize in the lobby, which holds …

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