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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40,000 lbs. of food delivered!

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WESTERN WASHINGTON – Catholic Community Services (CCS) and Catholic Housing Services (CHS) received 40,000 lbs. of food from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, food provisions were distributed to Seattle-based Georgetown Food Bank and delivered to 12 locations across Western Washington that provide housing for farmworkers. …

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COVID-19 Emergency Response: DIAPERS, WIPES AND BABY FORMULA

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA – Catholic Community Services and St. Pius X Catholic Church received special funding from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County to distribute diapers, wipes and formula out to Snohomish County residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Total funding was $67,500 for emergency response. Two grants, totaling $37,500, were awarded to St. …

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City of Covington Unites to Feed Safe Parking Neighbors

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  COVINGTON, WA – Covington Safe Parking (CSP) began as a partnership between St. John the Baptist Church and Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) in November of 2018. CSP provides a safe location for people experiencing homelessness to stay overnight and have access to services that will lead to permanent housing options. …

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That’s A Lot of Applesauce!

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KIRKLAND, WA – “That’s a lot of applesauce!” the smiling checkout clerk at Costco remarked as they scanned over the flatbed loaded waste-high with breakfast supplies. Peggy McAuley, volunteer extraordinaire at New Bethlehem, a Catholic Community Services (CCS) day center in Kirkland, was making another purchase to cover breakfast needs for the next 10 days. …

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12-Year-Old Rallies Girls Group to Make Masks for the CCS Sewing Bee

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KING COUNTY, WA – A few weeks ago CCS launched the SEWING BEE to raise 10,000 masks for the safety of CCS/CHS front line staff who are working around the clock to provide essential services to our vulnerable neighbors in need. Since then, community members around Western Washington have stepped up and donated almost 6,000 …

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Dorothy Day: Building community, while physical distancing

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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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