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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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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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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2020 Appeal for the Poor

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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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Introducing Housing & Hope: A NEW monthly email series

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The journey to stable housing is often nonlinear and complex. It looks different for each of the clients we serve, and necessitates individualized approaches to ensure a safe, successful path to housing stability for everyone in our care. In order to make this stability a reality, CCS/CHS adopted a philosophy of permanent supportive housing over …

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Your Help Will Save Lives

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“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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CCSWW Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant!

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Yesterday, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington shared the news that we have been selected to receive a four-year $5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund to expand our mission of creating a safe, loving and nurturing environment for homeless families in need of affordable housing in Pierce County. Through the Day 1 …

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