Fostering Hope Initiative
Children. Adults. Families. Neighborhoods.
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.
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Beginning February 2020, Catholic Community Services, an essential health and human services organization, quickly adapted to the new COVID-19 pandemic protocols while also handling increasing demand for services and expanding programs to include telehealth and food...
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...
(Salem, OR) Aug. 21, 2020--- Beginning at 8am sharp on a mild summer day, the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Parish Knights of Columbus, led by Grand Knight, Dave Desmarteau, got to work on installing safe, soft rubber play surface tiles for the new playground...