CCS/CHS & Farm to Family Food Box Program Distribute 2,000 Tons of Food to WW Communities!

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The pandemic greatly impacted food instability for many communities. Researchers believe food insecurity more than doubled because of the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, affecting 23% of households in 2020. For the past year, our team of CCS Network Builders have been coordinating food pop-up events at Catholic churches, CCS/CHS programs and …

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CCS, Starbucks and United Way partner to serve

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Seattle Community Outreach Program and Engagement (SCOPE) is a collaboration between Starbucks, United Way and CCS to build connections with community members experiencing homelessness through support and engagement. Seattle is one of five cities that are hosting this one year pilot program. Two CCS staff work in tandem to provide outreach, resources and referrals to …

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CCS Farmworker Center (FWC) hosts special COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Categories: News, Non-Profit

On Saturday, May 1st the CCS Farmworker Center (FWC) hosted a very special COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic that targeted 24 of the highest need Indigenous farmworker families who needed special services to get vaccinated. CCS collaborated with Skagit County Public Health (SCPH) who provided vaccines and a registered nurse to give the vaccines. The evening was about …

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A BIG thank you for GiveBIG 2021!

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Your donation to support the work of CCS/CHS through the GiveBIG event will help ensure your neighbors in need continue to receive essential, life-changing services. We are so excited, to announce that thanks to your combined efforts, over $95,000 was raised to unlock the $65,000 matching fund challenge!  Over $31,000 in gifts (before matching!) were …

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A PREPARES Story

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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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Safe Parking Program – Steering towards Housing

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Covington Safe Parking (CSP) is a partnership between St. John the Baptist and CCS/CHS that provides a safe overnight location for people experiencing homelessness. The inspiration for this ministry came from parishioner Nancy Huntington who saw the Safe Parking program as “our piece of the bucket.” She continued, “there’s so much to do, but this …

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!   

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“He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.”  Editorial: The New York Sun, 1897  “I think Santa won’t come this year because of the sickness,” was a young child’s fearful lament at the CCS Farmworker Center …

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CCS Network Builder presented with Equity Champion Award

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CCS Network Builder Jose Ortiz and Tri-Parish Food Bank were recently recognized by Food Lifeline with their Equity Champion Award. This award recognizes an individual or organization’s commitment to ending hunger by working to counter racist systems, practices, and consequences that perpetuate it.  “Through your work, you have responded with compassion and urgency to the …

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