2020 Annual Report

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I am pleased to present this Gratitude Report highlighting how Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) met the Covid-19 challenges of 2020 with resilience, compassion and creativity. I am profoundly thankful for the strong alliance of dedicated staff, volunteers, donors, service partners, and government sources who made it possible for CCS/CHS to remain …

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Promotores Vaccine Hesitancy Project

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Promotores Vaccine Hesitancy Project

Gloria Burton, Director of CHS Farmworker Housing Initiative, has spent years developing relationships with organizations that serve our Indigenous/Latinx community in Western Washington. Because of those relationships, the Office of Hispanic Affairs contacted Gloria. The Department of Health was offering a grant to support the Washington State COVID-19 communication program. Gloria contacted CCS Network Builders, …

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CCS/CHS & Farm to Family Food Box Program Distribute 2,000 Tons of Food to WW Communities!

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The pandemic greatly impacted food instability for many communities. Researchers believe food insecurity more than doubled because of the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, affecting 23% of households in 2020. For the past year, our team of CCS Network Builders have been coordinating food pop-up events at Catholic churches, CCS/CHS programs and …

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CCS Farmworker Center (FWC) hosts special COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

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Farmworker Center staff with clipboard

On Saturday, May 1st the CCS Farmworker Center (FWC) hosted a very special COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic that targeted 24 of the highest need Indigenous farmworker families who needed special services to get vaccinated. CCS collaborated with Skagit County Public Health (SCPH) who provided vaccines and a registered nurse to give the vaccines. The evening was about …

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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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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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Seventeen Bridge Shelter Clients in Pipeline to Receive Housing

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SEATTLE, WA – Each journey from homelessness to permanent housing is personal, complex, and unpredictable. COVID-19 adds uncertainty to the process of finding and accessing housing options, due to physical distancing measures which impede documentation processes and in-person viewing of units, and increases anxiety for clients moving into a new home. Despite the added challenges, …

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How COVID-19 provided an opportunity to reach those on the margins.

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BELLINGHAM, WA – CCS Recovery Centers provide a full continuum of outpatient addiction recovery services for youth and adults and their families in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish Counties. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, all services offered, including recovery counseling and group sessions required that participants be physically present at the recovery center. With the implementation of …

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