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.
Read the stories of people in your community being helped. See all our stories.
During the spring and summer, CCS's Fostering Hope Initiative (FHI) spearheaded distribution for the local Farmers to Families Food Box Program. FHI Community Health Workers coordinated distribution of more than 7,740 food boxes with a monetary value of more than...
Support Father Taaffe Homes and other local non-profits by visiting St. Edward's Mini O'fest. Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 from 11:00am-4:00pm It is hard to believe September has come and gone without the annual celebration of the Mount Angel...
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...