Resource for those unable to pay rent due to COVID-19.

Categories: News, Non-Profit

KING COUNTY, WA – The first of the month is almost here, and many households will be unable to pay their rent in full due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Tenant Law Center has drafted a letter to help tenants communicate with their landlord regarding this issue. The letter is not intended as legal advice, and …

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Your Help Will Save Lives

Categories: Appeal, News, Non-Profit, Other

“Being homeless makes you mostly scared about being alone. Thank God for CCS – you are my only family.” With the intensified health perils of the pandemic, your immediate help is needed. Help to make certain that we are able to care for our poor and vulnerable “family” members, especially high risk elders in our …

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Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett Remembered

Categories: News

Following Archbishop Brunett’s installation in December 1997, one of his first official events was the benefit Gala at the Convention Center for Catholic Community Services.  In his address, Archbishop Brunett spoke of coming from a large family in the depression era that provided him first hand awareness of the needs of the poor.  He talked …

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St. Pius X Parish Partners with CCS on Exciting New Project.

Categories: News

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA – Pius X Parish has been working with Mary Wahl, CCS NW Regional Network Builder, to make their vision for the Mercy House Project come to life. Mercy House will be built at St. Pius X as a resource center for the parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society, Respect Life Committee, the …

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2019 Appeal for the Poor

Categories: Appeal, News

“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

SEATTLE, WA – 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 …

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

Categories: Appeal, 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

Categories: News

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!

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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