CHS: Providing Housing and Hope

Categories: Appeal, Non-Profit

Housing stability is an urgent need for our residents who have suffered the loss of employment as a result of the pandemic. A recent Seattle Times article cited that one in five renters in our region will be unable to meet their July rent.  This is especially desperate for the previously homeless poor and vulnerable …

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Dorothy Day: Building community, while physical distancing

Categories: News

SEATTLE, WA – During these times of COVID-19 and the physical distancing measures that go with it, the staff and residents of Dorothy Day House are finding creative ways to build community and lift spirits, while practicing safe physical distancing. Traditionally, the ladies at Dorothy Day House like to socialize in the lobby, which holds …

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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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Help Create Safe, Supportive Communities

Categories: News

“Three years ago I was standing on a street corner. I had no idea what was next. I was 60 years old, and I was dying out there. I knew I needed help.” At the tender age of thirteen, Dennis found himself homeless, alone, with no safe place to rest or family to care for …

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CCS/CHS Thanks Seattle Prep

Categories: News

“It’s fun to get everyone together to do something good for our community.” – Seattle Prep Senior Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services give a big Thank You to the Seattle Preparatory Senior and Freshman Classes, who joined together on April 5th to volunteer at 17 different Catholic Housing Services’ sites. Students helped by cleaning, gardening, …

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More than Affordable Housing

Categories: News

Hope had slept in over 112 different places by the time she came to Catholic Housing Services (CHS). Fleeing an abusive relationship and struggling to overcome spiraling addiction, Hope tried to survive outside, in the woods, and anywhere she could find for five long years. One day Hope was referred to a CHS shelter for …

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