Lindsey’s Story

Lindsey’s Story

When it became impossible to hide the marks of a relationship that had become both verbally and physically abusive, Lindsey felt she had no choice but to drop out of high school Soon, she again had to make a tough life decision to protect her infant daughter by...
FTH House Parents Needed

FTH House Parents Needed

Catholic Community Services is seeking an experienced live-in house parent couple committed to helping at-risk pregnant/parenting young women to grow the skills necessary to protect and nurture their children. St. Brigid, located in Northeast Salem, is a transitional...
A Friendship Through Art

A Friendship Through Art

Many recipients of CCS services go on to help others, creating a ripple effect of kinship. Kaylee, a former Father Taaffe Homes mom, has made a difference in Brenda’s life. Growing up, Kaylee’s mom struggled with sobriety. Being the oldest of her siblings,...
Enhanced Support for Foster Parents

Enhanced Support for Foster Parents

Foster parents truly make a difference in the lives of the children in their care. That is why Catholic Community Services is investing in a new model called Enhanced Support for Foster Parents. This model creates a network of array homes that all have access to an...
Christi’s Story

Christi’s Story

When Christi lost the love of her life, she also lost her will to live. It was difficult for her to get out of bed to care for her children. Her friend referred her to Safe Families for Children staff who connected her with a host family. Together with her host...
CCS Customer Spotlight

CCS Customer Spotlight

Artist Brian HavlikBrian was born with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He wasn’t officially diagnosed with autism until he was a teenager but, growing up, Brian’s mom knew that he was different.Being different can be a good thing....