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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Bob Weber Bob Weber, President of Blanchet Catholic School, has joined the Catholic Community Services Board of Directors. He has been working in education for 30 years, all in the Catholic School System. Bob was the 3rd President of Blanchet from 1997-2010. He left...
The Catholic Community Services (CCS) Board of Directors has appointed Joshua Graves to lead the 80 year-old Salem based social services agency after Jim Seymour’s retirement in January 2020.Scott Wiegal, CCS Board Chair, said the board and administration have been...
There's still time to invest in the new CCS Pooled Income Fund, which creates income for your lifetime and the opportunity to strengthen families, many who are facing adversity such as housing instability, hunger or raising children with special needs. Investors will...