Our Stories

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

Thank You Knights for Your Continued Service

Thank You Knights for Your Continued Service

The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus are true champions for the children we serve. For a second time in the span of a few months, they came together to install a playground for CCS. Their first project is already in use by children attending preschool at the Seymour...

Employee Spotlight – Direct Support Professional Angelina Ramos

Employee Spotlight – Direct Support Professional Angelina Ramos

"Our Direct Support Professionals are amazing," says Chief Operations Officer Kyle Deets. "They work around the clock serving individuals living in our community homes and ensuring their needs are being met." One such DSP is Angelina Ramos, who has been working as a...

Virtual Event Supporters Sustain St. Joseph Shelter

Virtual Event Supporters Sustain St. Joseph Shelter

Our first ever virtual event on June 14 was a success thanks to the partnership of St. Mary Parish in Mount Angel, the Benedictine Sisters and all the donors who gave before, during and after the event. The St. Joseph the Worker Virtual Event featured music from the...

Mini O’Fest 2020 at St. Edwards

Mini O’Fest 2020 at St. Edwards

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...

Grants Provide Critical COVID-19 Relief

Grants Provide Critical COVID-19 Relief

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...

Lindsey’s Story

Lindsey’s Story

When it became impossible to hide the marks of a relationship that had become both verbally and physically abusive, Lindsey felt she had no choice but to drop out of high school Soon, she again had to make a tough life decision to protect her infant daughter by...

Employee Spotlight

Ryan Gail Quality Analyst Ryan Gail is the newest member of the CCS Quality Team. He doesn't shy away from taking on new challenges and quips that he "likes to use his data skills for good and not evil." In addition to analysis of quality metrics for our programs and...

CCS Employee Spotlight

CCS Employee Spotlight

Michael Lichtenberg Witnessing changes in his clients - seeing them plan, grow and achieve their goals is what fuels Michael Lichtenberg's passion for his work. "This is what's amazing!" he says. "These are the nuggets of gold for me. I get excited to see change...

CCS Annual Report 2019

Read about our 2019 highlights, inspiring stories about those we serve, our community impact and financial stewardship. Check out our gratitude section that honors all of our donors, partners and volunteers who make our work possible! View 2019 Annual Report  ...

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...