Catholic Community Services of Western Washington Subordinate

Our Mission is Compassion

aka Catholic Community Services   |   Seattle, WA   |
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Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

EIN: 91-1585652  Subordinate info


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.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Michael Reichert

Main address

100 23rd Ave S

Seattle, WA 98144 USA

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Subject area info

Family services

Youth services

Homeless services

Immigrant services

Senior services

Population served info

Children and youth



Men and boys

Ethnic and racial groups

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NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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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

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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
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
Children and youth

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

Population(s) Served
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
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

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 Tacomas 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
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
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

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
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

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Goals & Strategy

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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 85,000 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 4,000 staff and engage nearly 3,000 volunteers to provide direct service to our clients through over 190 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/CHS has been successfully providing services in Western Washington for over 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 Most Rev. Frank Schuster serves as the Chair of the Board of CCS.
We have approximately 4,000 staff and nearly 3,000 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.

What we have accomplished so far:

A. The following is a partial list of the capacity we have developed to provide services on an annual basis:
Provide 2,633 units of permanent housing
Provide over 2 million hours of homecare
Provide 1,072,679 meals to individuals per year.
Provide 142,391 home-delivered meals to individuals per year.
Provide 312,534 bed nights to those who don't have a home but seek shelter from us in our shelters.
Provide employment services to 175 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 476 partnerships with 127 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 190 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.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.33 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 25% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $4,870,007 $8,410,927 $5,879,612 $14,740,558 $5,857,952
As % of expenses 2.9% 4.6% 2.9% 5.9% 2.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $3,451,524 $6,759,774 $4,339,744 $13,098,901 $4,262,156
As % of expenses 2.1% 3.6% 2.1% 5.2% 1.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $172,598,751 $196,880,056 $211,649,702 $262,272,201 $265,184,426
Total revenue, % change over prior year 11.4% 14.1% 7.5% 23.9% 1.1%
Program services revenue 8.2% 62.7% 62.8% 61.5% 56.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 80.9% 24.1% 28.6% 31.0% 37.3%
All other grants and contributions 10.5% 12.4% 8.1% 7.2% 6.4%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $165,997,442 $184,531,713 $205,132,703 $248,217,903 $261,634,503
Total expenses, % change over prior year 10.2% 11.2% 11.2% 21.0% 5.4%
Personnel 75.4% 75.3% 76.1% 73.1% 73.7%
Professional fees 2.4% 2.7% 3.0% 2.8% 2.2%
Occupancy 2.9% 2.9% 3.4% 2.7% 2.8%
Interest 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Pass-through 13.6% 13.3% 13.1% 17.1% 16.4%
All other expenses 5.5% 5.6% 4.3% 4.1% 4.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $167,415,925 $186,182,866 $206,672,571 $249,859,560 $263,230,299
One month of savings $13,833,120 $15,377,643 $17,094,392 $20,684,825 $21,802,875
Debt principal payment $0 $1,393,050 $0 $0 $500,201
Fixed asset additions $3,758,253 $3,128,900 $10,845,334 $4,014,590 $4,629,358
Total full costs (estimated) $185,007,298 $206,082,459 $234,612,297 $274,558,975 $290,162,733

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.6 1.8 1.8 2.2 1.8
Months of cash and investments 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.3 1.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $21,614,341 $27,013,492 $30,624,468 $45,744,564 $38,913,810
Investments $1,434,072 $1,434,032 $1,434,032 $1,434,032 $1,434,032
Receivables $25,244,614 $30,462,776 $36,490,416 $39,108,360 $40,948,482
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $45,352,828 $48,034,728 $58,647,221 $62,663,004 $64,921,361
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 29.0% 29.9% 26.7% 27.6% 25.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 38.6% 35.0% 41.1% 40.8% 38.4%
Unrestricted net assets $44,996,102 $51,755,876 $56,095,620 $69,194,521 $73,456,677
Temporarily restricted net assets $6,624,576 $10,561,992 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $197,739 $197,739 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $6,822,315 $10,759,731 $11,397,118 $10,710,858 $8,402,829
Total net assets $51,818,417 $62,515,607 $67,492,738 $79,905,379 $81,859,506

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Michael Reichert

Michael Reichert, President, has served in this role for over 40 years. Reichert views the agency he heads as an instrument to help the church live out its own calling to help the poor. Reichert states "Oftentimes, when people have nowhere else to turn, they turn to us, the Catholic Church in Western Washington, through our parish communities, CCS and CHS to find comfort and supportand we all welcome them with open arms. Through our over 190 programs, CCS and CHS feed the hungry, provide beds to the weary, counsel those in crisis and offer a host of other much needed services to individuals and families in crisis. For over 100 years, CCS has acted on behalf of the Catholic community to bring the good news and loving presence of the Christ Child to the poorest and most vulnerable among us."

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Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2024
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Board chair

Most Rev. Frank Schuster

Michael Reichert


Edgardo G José

Sharon Henderson Callahan

Ned Delmore

St. Vincent de Paul

Most Rev. Frank Schuster

Archdiocese of Seattle

Sr. Sharon Park, OP

Adrian Dominican Sisters Assumption Convent

Rev. José M Alvarez

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

Donna LaFrance

Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families

Joel Gilbertson

Providence St. Joseph Health

Megan Slivinski

Archdiocese of Seattle

James E DeFranco


Brenda Fincher

Holy Spirit Catholic Parish

Tom Iberle

St. Vincent de Paul

Caitlin Moulding

Archdioces of Seattle

Gregory Unruh

Trouvés Health Care Corporation

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/24/2023

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