Father Taaffe Homes and Pregnancy Support Services

Nurturing homes and community-based support for pregnant young moms who say Yes to life

About

Reverend Monsignor Charles Taaffe began the Father Taaffe Foundation by opening the St. Brigid Home on St. Patrick’s Day in March of 1975 in Keizer, Oregon. By 1990, Charles had realized that many more teenage mothers were keeping their babies and that there was a need for a home where young mothers could learn skills to help them succeed as single mothers.

Today, Catholic Community Services sustains Father’s vision as a nondenominational, nonprofit, charitable program, where homes and community-based supports provide structure, security, unconditional love and encouragement for single, pregnant and parenting teens.

Father Taaffe Homes are welcoming, comforting homes, inspiring hope for the future, self-confidence and independence. Operated by Catholic Community Services, the homes provide young women, ages 12 to 25, a safe and nurturing environment from which to build their futures.

The peaceful, family-like environment at the Father Taaffe Homes and the broader community support offered through the Fostering Hope Initiative help young women rise above life’s challenges. Through both residential and community-based services, expecting and young, single mothers gain knowledge and skills from prenatal care, to parenting, to running a household and creating healthy social connections for themselves and their babies. Those who come to live in a Father Taaffe Home are provided with basic amenities, including food, laundry facilities, access to local transportation, and computers to help with school work and job search.

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Thank You Knights for Your Continued Service

Thank You Knights for Your Continued Service

The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus are true champions for the children we serve. For a second time in the span of a few months, they came together to install a playground for CCS. Their first project is already in use by children attending preschool at the Seymour...

Employee Spotlight – Direct Support Professional Angelina Ramos

Employee Spotlight – Direct Support Professional Angelina Ramos

"Our Direct Support Professionals are amazing," says Chief Operations Officer Kyle Deets. "They work around the clock serving individuals living in our community homes and ensuring their needs are being met." One such DSP is Angelina Ramos, who has been working as a...

Virtual Event Supporters Sustain St. Joseph Shelter

Virtual Event Supporters Sustain St. Joseph Shelter

Our first ever virtual event on June 14 was a success thanks to the partnership of St. Mary Parish in Mount Angel, the Benedictine Sisters and all the donors who gave before, during and after the event. The St. Joseph the Worker Virtual Event featured music from the...