Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Our Mission is Compassion

aka Catholic Community Services   |   Seattle, WA   |  http://www.ccsww.org

Mission

Founded in 1918 and rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel imperative, Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services are outreaches of the Catholic Church in Western Washington, under the leadership of the Archbishop of Seattle and the Boards of Trustees. CCS/CHS answers the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and the dignity of the human person. Our employees and volunteers come from many faith traditions to serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism.

Ruling year info

1946

Principal Officer

Mr. Michael Reichert

Main address

100 23rd Ave S

Seattle, WA 98144 USA

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EIN

91-1585652

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

CCS works in many different ways to respond to the pastoral letter written by the Bishops of Washington State, “Who is my neighbor?". The pastoral letter calls us to acknowledge that poverty has a human face; that every person living in poverty is an individual life and has their own story; and that “the poor" are not unknown to us – they are our brothers and sisters.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Randolf Carter Family Center

The Randolph Carter Family and Learning Center has over 100 years of experience serving members of our community. Our core services were established in 1918 by the Seattle Council of Catholic Women, when services such as boarding and group houses and adoption were offered. Many changes have occurred over the past years, and as a result, the Randolph Carter Family and Learning Center grew to become an extensive, comprehensive human services organization offering multiple services to aid those in need.

The Randolph Carter Family and Learning Center is committed to serve those most vulnerable and in need, and to change systems that cause discrimination, suffering, and oppression due to age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The Whatcom Family Center has been responding to the needs of the community since 1938. The Family Center relocated to the Washington Grocery Building in 1997 and expanded services and locations.

Through the collaboration of many community organizations, and hundreds of volunteers and staff, Catholic Community Services makes a difference in the lives of those who call Whatcom County home.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Catholic Community Services has been providing a variety of services in Skagit and San Juan Counties since 1975.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The Snohomish County Family Center has been responding to the needs of the community since 1942, when it was known as the Catholic Children’s Bureau which offered two programs in the community: Foster Care and Adoptions. When a community needs assessment process was undertaken in 1981, those needs changed resulting in the growth into the current multi-service family center located in Everett, Washington. The center’s definition of success is found in its philosophy, which embraces individualized, needs-driven, strength-based services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Located in downtown Bremerton, the Kitsap Family Center provides a variety of social services in a one-stop location where each individual is served with compassion, dignity and respect. We partner with other organizations and dedicated volunteers in order to provide services for our elders and adults with disabilities who live in Clallam and Jefferson Counties.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our mission at Catholic Community Services is to serve all people, especially the poor and most vulnerable, with compassion, love and respect. The Tahoma Family Center, housed in the renovated St. Leo High School Building in the heart of Tacoma’s Hilltop Neighborhood, is the hub for more than 25 different programs. By carefully integrating our services with those of other agencies in the community, we are able to mend broken lives and nourish self-sufficiency within individuals and families throughout Pierce County

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The Thurston Family Center partners with other organizations and individuals in Thurston, Lewis and Mason counties to provide essential services to thousands of children, adults and families. We are privileged each day to provide security and dignity to our elders, to offer nurturing care for our children and to lessen the pangs of hunger and discouragement of the homeless.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Serving Grays Harbor and Pacific counties, the Grays Harbor Family Center and its many volunteers work together to make a shared belief in compassion, love and respect for all people come alive in a ministry of presence. Located at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen, our family center is making a difference by closing the service gaps for people of all ages.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Challenging times demand creative solutions to attend to the needs of those who are hurting and have nowhere to turn. The employees at the two offices of the Columbia River Region family center offer their unique gifts and talents to make a difference on a daily basis in the lives of some of our area’s most vulnerable individuals and families.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Catholic Community Services Family Behavioral Health Southend site is a licensed children’s mental health and foster care provider, serving youth from 5 to 18 years of age. Youth must be authorized and referred for services by one of our contracted funders. Our mental health funders are Health Share of Oregon, Family Care, and Optum (including Providence Behavioral Health and United Behavioral Health), while our foster care funder is Oregon’s Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our agency works in many different ways to respond to the needs of the individuals and communities impacted by poverty, racism and intolerance throughout Western Washington. We provide direct service to over 82,000
clients each year regardless of their beliefs. In addition, we advocate for changes in public policy which would positively impact those living in poverty and provide staffing, resources and structural support to community initiatives working on these same issues.

We employ approximately 4,200 staff and engage over 6,200 volunteers to provide direct service to our clients through over 170 programs we have developed throughout Western Washington.

We advocate on public policy issues affecting individuals and communities impacted by poverty. We work on federal, state and local public policy initiatives.

We respond to and provide assistance to community groups implementing initiatives within their own communities to address issues of poverty and disproportionality.

CCS has been successfully providing services in Western Washington for almost 100 years. We are the largest private social service provider in Washington State.

We have a strong and active Board of Trustees with representatives from the communities we serve. Archbishop Etienne is our Corporate Member and Very Rev. Bradley Hagelin serves as the Chair of the Board of CCS.

We have approximately 3,700 staff and over 8,500 volunteers. Their commitment to our mission and our clients is the greatest strength of our agency. We have numerous stories of how our staff and volunteers have positively impacted the lives of our clients.

Agency leadership is strong and stable. Many leaders have been with the agency for more than 20 years. Active succession planning is ongoing.

We are a trusted partner with those who fund our services including federal, state and local government, numerous foundations, and thousands of individual donors. Because of our many relationships with unique funders we have the flexibility to improve our services through innovation which leads to better outcomes for our clients.

We have been active advocates for many years in Olympia (the state capital) and locally with county and city governments. We are frequently called to testify before legislators on bills impacting our clients.

Many community partners, particularly communities of color and low income rural populations, trust us to work with them in creative ways to increase the assets of their communities and develop opportunities which will benefit both their communities as a whole as well as individual community members.

A. The following is a partial list of the capacity we have developed to provides services on an annual basis:
• Provide 2,487 units of permanent housing
• Provide over 2.1 million hours of homecare
• Provide 782,946 meals to individuals per year.
• Provide 365,675 home delivered meals to individuals per year.
• Provide 382,531 bed nights to those who don't have a home but seek shelter from us in our shelters
• Provide employment services to 778 clients able to work
• Developed an ASSET training program which provides job readiness training for clients and ex-clients. At the conclusion of the training, we work with them to secure employment.

B. Parish Partnerships – we have developed 487 partnerships with 140 parishes.

C. We provide staffing and structural support for the Communities of Concern Commission which is a coalition of leaders from communities of color and low income rural populations that are disproportionately affected by poverty and have yet to fully benefit from the economic growth that is so apparent in many areas of Washington State. We are working with them as they create capital assets that will help to reduce poverty and build stronger and more sustainable communities.

II. What's next?
CCS/CHS is committed to serving our clients through our 170 programs already in place and through innovative approaches in the future. We work in solidarity with communities of color and rural communities who are disproportionately impacted by poverty, racism and intolerance. We have developed a staff of Network Builders who work with parishes, faith based and secular partners in Western Washington to provide concrete assistance to discern, develop, and launch new and expanded outreach programs to serve poor and vulnerable neighbors.

Financials

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Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Board of directors
as of 8/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Very Rev. Brad Hagelin

Michael Reichert

CCS/CHS

Edgardo José

Sharon Henderson Callahan

Ned Delmore

St. Vincent de Paul

Charlotte Van Dyke, S.P.

Sisters of Providence

Very Rev. Brad Hagelin

Archdiocese of Seattle

Sr. Sharon Park, OP

Adrian Dominican Sisters Assumption Convent

Joe Schick

Archdiocese of Seattle

Rev. José Alvarez

Pastor, Holy Family Parish & Chaplain, John F. Kennedy Catholic High School

Diane McWithey

Share Vancouver

Donna LaFrance

Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families

Tim Hunt

Archdiocese of Seattle

Joel Gilbertson

Providence St. Joseph Health

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/23/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male

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