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

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Father Taaffe Chalice Found

Father Taaffe Chalice Found

It is with great joy that we share that Father Charles Taaffe's chalice and paten have been found. More than a decade after Father's death, his chalice and paten set, still in its black casing, were found on Market Street in Salem. An anonymous person found and...

Catholic Social Teaching: Solidarity

Catholic Social Teaching: Solidarity

We are one human family. We are our brothers' and our sisters' keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbor has global dimensions. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. Our love for all of our brothers and sisters calls us...