Our Stories

These are people in your community being helped by programs and services we provide.

Statement on Racial Injustice

Statement on Racial Injustice

We at CCS are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd. Our values of Love, Justice, Truth and Freedom call us not only to speak out against such injustice but to be diligent in pulling it up at the root in our personal and professional lives, listening to the...

Thank You, Sponsors!

Thank You, Sponsors!

A big thank you to our sponsors for this year's St. Joseph the Worker Virtual Event. We could not support those in need at St. Joseph Family Shelter, Mission Benedict and Casa Adele without you. Thank You, Sponsors! • Allied Video • Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel...

Wine Pull to Benefit Shelter and Mission

Wine Pull to Benefit Shelter and Mission

As part of our virtual event to raise funds for St. Joseph Family Shelter, Mission Benedict and Casa Adele, we're offering the wine, beer and coffee pull online. It's an annual tradition at the dinner, so let's keep it going virtually! Click here to purchase a gift...

St. Joseph Shelter and Mission Benedict Needs

St. Joseph Shelter and Mission Benedict Needs

We are happy to report that hundreds of our neighbors in need are receiving much needed food and supplies through Mission Benedict in Mount Angel. A big thank you to all the donors and volunteers who are helping to keep these essential services open and operating! We...

FTH House Parents Needed

FTH House Parents Needed

Catholic Community Services is seeking an experienced live-in house parent couple committed to helping at-risk pregnant/parenting young women to grow the skills necessary to protect and nurture their children. St. Brigid, located in Northeast Salem, is a transitional...

Giving Tuesday in May – Your Support Will Be Matched!

Tuesday May 5 has been designated as a new May Giving Tuesday, and we hope you will consider praying for and making a special gift for the young moms and babies served by Father Taaffe Homes and Pregnancy Support Services. Father Taaffe Homes is a 100 percent donor...

CCS and PacificSource Enter Partnership

CCS and PacificSource Enter Partnership

The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement and PacificSource Health Plans recently committed $400,000 in joint funding to support Fostering Hope Initiative (FHI), from Catholic Community Services. The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement provided...

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...

Father Taaffe Homes Spotlight

Father Taaffe Homes Spotlight

Kenzee was 17 years old when she learned she was pregnant. "I was excited, but scared," she said. "I was homeless at the time, and I was worried I wouldn't be able to provide." A survivor of mental and physical abuse, Kenzee was determined to find a safe, stable,...

Catholic Social Teaching: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Catholic Social Teaching: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

CCS programs and services are inspired by the Principles of Catholic Teaching. We believe God has a special concern for the poor and vulnerable. The church calls on all of us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. This preferential option for the poor and...