Safe Parking Program – Steering towards Housing

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Covington Safe Parking (CSP) is a partnership between St. John the Baptist and CCS/CHS that provides a safe overnight location for people experiencing homelessness. The inspiration for this ministry came from parishioner Nancy Huntington who saw the Safe Parking program as “our piece of the bucket.” She continued, “there’s so much to do, but this …

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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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CCS Network Builder presented with Equity Champion Award

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CCS Network Builder Jose Ortiz and Tri-Parish Food Bank were recently recognized by Food Lifeline with their Equity Champion Award. This award recognizes an individual or organization’s commitment to ending hunger by working to counter racist systems, practices, and consequences that perpetuate it.  “Through your work, you have responded with compassion and urgency to the …

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Providing dignity and hope to frail seniors in your community.

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We received the devastating news late on a Saturday evening in February that the COVID-19 had taken a foothold in our region. By that Monday morning, based on CDC and Health Department directives, we had revised and implemented immediate changes to how our caregivers serve our vulnerable, medically fragile clients who live alone in the …

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Donation from the estate of Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett

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CCS/CHS Clare’s Place would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Archdiocese of Seattle. They recently contacted CCS to donate household items that belonged to Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett, who passed away on January 31, 2020. Archbishop Brunett led the Archdiocese of Seattle from 1997 to his retirement in 2010. We hope that Archbishop …

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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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Francis Place Resident Finds Peace

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BELLINGHAM, WA – Meet Neo. Between a safe home, daily case management, therapeutic programming, and other supportive services, Neo, a CCS/CHS Francis Place resident since December 2019, says he is finally at peace. With its 42 units of permanent supportive housing, Francis Place provides around the clock support to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness. …

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Drexel House Shelter Guest Walks Again

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OLYMPIA, WA – 14 years ago Shawn was caught in a blizzard in Aspen, Colorado. That blizzard claimed both of Shawn’s feet. Over the years he found himself in and out of medical treatment, in nursing homes, in a wheelchair and then, back in Olympia on the street. Last month, at CCS/CHS Drexel House, Shawn …

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A letter from the President: CCS/CHS stands with communities of color in the fight against systemic racism.

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I want to address the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, the shooting of Breonna Taylor by Louisville Metro Police Department officers who entered her apartment on March 13, and the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased down, shot, and killed by a retired police officer and …

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CCS coordinates distribution of 1 million pounds of food from USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Boxes

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June 1 Amidst all the turmoil of COVID-19 and the strife over racial injustice, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington is helping neighbors meet their basic food needs. Since food delivery started on May 29, CCSWW anticipates it will have coordinated the distribution of around 1 million pounds of food across Western Washington by the …

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