From heartbreak and homelessness to housing and hope!

Categories: News

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

Categories: News

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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CCSWW Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant!

Categories: News, Other

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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Honoring Veterans and their Families

Categories: News

To the men and women who have selflessly served our country we thank you! CCS/CHS greatly values the dedication of veterans who have defended our country and it is our honor to provide safety and support for veterans and their families. This means providing assistance and resources through Supportive Services for Veteran Families (King, Pierce, …

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Honoring Veterans

Categories: News

A Whidbey Island native, Brandon received special written permission from his grandparents to join the Army before his eighteenth birthday. The decision to retire after 20 years of service was a difficult one. During his transition the military offered job fairs and resumé help. However, once veterans retire, that resource is gone. “Many veterans don’t know …

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Centennial Appeal for the Poor

Categories: News

“My Mommy is crying.” The sting of homelessness is never more heartbreaking than for a child. Lack of routine and stability overshadowed by poverty, isolation and fear are the stunning realities for the homeless individuals and families we serve, especially for homeless children. Every day, for the past century, your Catholic Charities network here in …

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