2019 Appeal for the Poor

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“I promise never to forget all the people who encouraged me and helped me… Thank you all.  Please keep up the fight.  People like me really need you.”  These words of client gratitude remind me now, more than ever, that your partnership in our mission of mercy is needed to embrace the poor with hands …

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A Great Day at Michael’s Place.

Categories: News, Non-Profit

Nearly 50 students, staff and parishioners from St. Luke Parish in Shoreline came together on a sunny fall day to spruce up Michael’s Place. Five teams split up to tackle house cleaning, yard work, painting, carpentry and tree cutting. CCS’s Michael’s Place offers eighteen homeless male veterans transitional housing. All are in drug or alcohol …

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HOMELESS SENIORS… Learn more about the tragedy of these two words.

Categories: News, Non-Profit

Homeless Seniors. Think of those two words.  These are words we never thought we would see together. But go into any one of our shelters and you will see gray-haired men and women in wheelchairs and walkers, guests with weathered faces who are incontinent and unsteady on their feet and frail seniors with disabilities who …

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2018 Annual Report

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As the agency embarks on a second century of service, I want to express my gratitude for your support and solidarity in our mission to care for poor and vulnerable neighbors in every county of Western Washington. The Annual Report for the 2017/18 fiscal year is a snapshot by numbers but the real story is …

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From heartbreak and homelessness to housing and hope!

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It’s been said that “stories are a sure way to touch the heart and change the world.”  This is especially true when stories of gratitude and success come to us from those we have been privileged to serve.  Recently, my own heart was touched when I received the following message from Jeffrey and his wife: …

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CCS deploys teams to El Paso.

Categories: News, Non-Profit

Teams of CCS staff volunteer with Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas. Annunciation House serves as the main shelter in El Paso assisting asylum seekers released by detention centers. One of the most beneficial ways our teams are contributing is by transporting families to the bus station or airport and helping them understand – as …

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Clients Successfully Advocate for Additional Funding

Categories: Advocacy, News, Non-Profit

CCS staff member Jason holds a picture of HEN clients who shared their testimonies last year. Clients Successfully Advocate for Additional Funding On Monday March 26, current and former clients of the Housing and Essentials Needs (HEN) Program traveled to Olympia to thank legislators for investing in homelessness solutions that work, and encouraged them to do more to …

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Thank you! Over $2.7 million raised for essential and emergency services

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We have been humbled by the response to the 2018 CCS/CHS Appeal for the Poor. Thanks to you, along with thousands of others committed to our neighbors in desperate need, we were blessed to raise over $2.7 million for essential and emergency services in our local Western Washington communities. See how your gift is working: Visit …

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