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 those experiencing homelessness in Southwestern Washington.  You can find more information on the awardees and the advisory group on the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund website.

In announcing the award, CCSWW President Michael Reichert said, “We are deeply grateful for this significant grant and for the Day 1 Families Fund’s trust and confidence that our agency will provide strong, lasting outcomes for vulnerable families who seek stable housing.”

This uniquely flexible and generous grant builds on the achievements of the 2018 five-year Day 1 Families Fund Grant CCS FHN by

  • serving marginalized neighbors disproportionately impacted by homelessness, including people of color, non-English speakers, and those seeking legal asylum in the US;
  • engaging and supporting partners in faith communities and “by/for” organizations to facilitate access to services helping families attain and retain housing;
  • continuing to recruit and deploy staff with the cultural and language expertise to serve these families.

Recently, the Day 1 Bezos Families Fund chose to profile CCS FHN as one of three case studies of successful 2018 grantees. The case study describes how CCS FHN used its grant to open the Family Day Center in Tacoma, identify and work with agencies serving marginalized families, and train public and private partners to identify and refer families needing services and resources to divert them from homelessness.

Congratulations to the CCS Family Housing Network leadership and staff for continuing to bring critical resources to Southwest families in need!

Read the CCS Family Housing Network 2018 Bezos Families Fund Case study.

Learn more about the CCS Family Housing Network’s mission, services, and ways you can support FHN’s work.

For questions regarding this grant, please contact Mike Curry, VP, Agency Director, at mikec@ccsww.org.