Fostering Hope Initiative

Children. Adults. Families. Neighborhoods.

About

Imagine… every child and adult in every neighborhood lives in a safe, stable, nurturing home, is healthy, succeeds in school or work, and enjoys financial sufficiency. This is the vision of the Fostering Hope Initiative (FHI).

CCS serves as the lead partner for this neighborhood-based collective impact initiative designed to strengthen families, mobilize neighborhoods and promote optimum child and youth development. It is a partnership of government, public and private organizations joining together with a common goal.

FHI operates in high poverty, high need neighborhoods. Each FHI Neighborhood is staffed with a Community Health Worker who works with families and community partners to help support strong families and safe, healthy neighborhoods.

Our Stories

Read the stories of people in your community being helped. See all our stories.

Father Taaffe Homes Spotlight

Father Taaffe Homes Spotlight

Kenzee was 17 years old when she learned she was pregnant. "I was excited, but scared," she said. "I was homeless at the time, and I was worried I wouldn't be able to provide." A survivor of mental and physical abuse, Kenzee was determined to find a safe, stable,...

Catholic Social Teaching: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Catholic Social Teaching: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

CCS programs and services are inspired by the Principles of Catholic Teaching. We believe God has a special concern for the poor and vulnerable. The church calls on all of us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. This preferential option for the poor and...