Veterans Day

Categories: News, Other

Today, Veterans Day, is a day our nation has set aside to pay tribute to all who have served our country, those who fought and returned home, and those who sacrificed their lives; for your service we are humbly and immeasurably grateful. One of the ways we at CCS/CHS recognize those who serve is to …

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2021 Appeal for the Poor

Categories: Appeal, News

Dear Friend of CCS/CHS, Thank you for your kind help in many ways – all from gracious hands outstretched by your workers.  Please continue to pass on the blessings – you do make a difference!” – Esther Every day, with your help, Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) are able to provide “blessings” …

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CCS’ Food Truck For Elders

Categories: Appeal, News
St. Lawrence Food Truck Logo

It goes without saying the pandemic has caused many hardships, most of all the hardship of cutting us off from one another. This has sharpened our focus and awareness of our true treasures in this life – each other.  The church, in her wisdom, has long known about our true treasures. For over forty years …

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Nancy Ryan, first Meals-On-Wheels driver in Pierce, celebrates 40 years of Service

Categories: News, Non-Profit

Home-Delivered Meals (often referred to as Meals-On-Wheels) is part of the CCS Senior Nutrition Program in Pierce County. Meals-On-Wheels offers frozen home delivered meals for older persons who are unable to leave their home to shop and find it hard to prepare nutritious meals. The meals are prepared with the special dietary needs of seniors …

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2020 Annual Report

Categories: Annual Report, News

I am pleased to present this Gratitude Report highlighting how Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) met the Covid-19 challenges of 2020 with resilience, compassion and creativity. I am profoundly thankful for the strong alliance of dedicated staff, volunteers, donors, service partners, and government sources who made it possible for CCS/CHS to remain …

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Promotores Vaccine Hesitancy Project

Categories: News, Non-Profit
Promotores Vaccine Hesitancy Project

Gloria Burton, Director of CHS Farmworker Housing Initiative, has spent years developing relationships with organizations that serve our Indigenous/Latinx community in Western Washington. Because of those relationships, the Office of Hispanic Affairs contacted Gloria. The Department of Health was offering a grant to support the Washington State COVID-19 communication program. Gloria contacted CCS Network Builders, …

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Denny Hunthausen retires after 38 years of service

Categories: News, Non-Profit
Denny Hunthausen

Denny Hunthausen, Agency Director for Catholic Community Services’ Southwest Region, has announced his retirement from CCS effective July 1st following 38 years of service. Denny will be succeeded by Mike Curry, current CCS Director of Operations, who has worked closely with Denny for many years. Mike began his career at CCS in 1996 serving in …

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

Categories: News, Non-Profit, Other

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

Categories: News, Non-Profit, Other

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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