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.

Building Community Resilience Mini Grant Opportunity

With support from Willamette Health Council, Fostering Hope Initiative will award 4-8 grants to local partners and community groups
who propose innovative projects and activities that support building community resilience and improved health outcomes!

Our Stories

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

A Message From Fr. Ralph

Please view this special message from Fr. Ralph Recker of St. Mary Parish in Mt. Angel as we celebrate A Week of Support for Shelter Ministries.

Blanca’s Story

Blanca’s Story

When Blanca came to St. Joseph Shelter’s Transitional Living Community (TLC), she wasn’t living her best life. She wasn’t the mom that she wanted to be for her kids. Through parenting and life skills classes and the supportive community offered at St. Joseph, those...

The Mission Benedict Story

The Mission Benedict Story

Mission Benedict was founded by the Benedictine Sisters and lifelong volunteer Verna Scharbach in 1988. Since then, it has become a lifeline for community members needing food, clothing, or emergency financial assistance. Mission Benedict Program Coordinator Lei...