Our Stories

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

Fr. Taaffe Homes Receive Heartfelt Donation

Fr. Taaffe Homes Receive Heartfelt Donation

When Maria lost her son in a tragic accident last year, she had one request from the people who attended his Celebration of Life. She asked that they bring an item to donate to the Father Taaffe Homes and Pregnancy Services. Maria was a young mother herself so she...

Josh’s Story

Josh’s Story

Josh was experiencing homelessness, addiction and tragic loss when he came to the CCS Transitional Living Community (TLC) at St. Joseph Family Shelter over a year ago. With the support of the staff, volunteers and many wrap-around services offered at TLC, Josh has...

CCS in the Festhalle at Oktoberfest!

CCS in the Festhalle at Oktoberfest!

For many years, the CCS Father Taaffe Home Foundation has hosted a food booth at the annual Mt. Angel Oktoberfest as part of its vital fundraising efforts. This year we had the opportunity to sell our famous brats, potato salad and some new treats from inside the...

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report is a love letter to the staff, volunteers, donors and the people we serve. See our impact numbers, heartwarming stories, highlights from the year, donor acknowledgement and our financial stewardship report.

18th Annual Luncheon

18th Annual Luncheon

September 21 was a memorable and inspiring day for staff and supporters of Catholic Community Services as more than 500 community members came together to share a meal and celebrate the courage and triumphs of those we serve at our 18th Annual Fundraising Luncheon,...

Meet Jackie

Meet Jackie

Jackie has been with ISN since 2002. After working with other agencies, she found a great fit working with ISN. “Everyone was nice and seemed to want to help.” Jackie’s main goal was to find a job and have support to help explain her needs to her employer to make the...

ISN Joins SOLVE Beach Clean Up!

ISN Joins SOLVE Beach Clean Up!

  Care for the earth, our common home, is one of the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. We believe that we must be guided by a concern for the environment to preserve it for generations to come.  In April, ISN staff participated in the SOLVE Beach clean-up...

Volunteers Celebrate 20 Years of Service

Volunteers Celebrate 20 Years of Service

  To interview Elaine and Leonard is the same as sitting with two long-time friends. Woven into their stories about volunteering with Catholic Community Services was a thread of caring, loving, helping, giving, sharing and always looking forward to the next...

Marlene’s Story

Marlene’s Story

Pictured above:  Marlene (right) and Randi, her Personal Support Worker.     “No matter what is going on in her life, Marlene will greet you with a smile and make you feel as though you are part of her family.”  -- Angela Dionne  Over the last 20 years,...

Bob Gooley Wins Legacy of Life Award

Bob Gooley Wins Legacy of Life Award

 Legacy of Life Award recipient Bob Gooley has been a part of the Father Taaffe Homes program for over 15 years. He has participated as a member of his local Knights of Columbus council as well as serving many hours as a volunteer. Bob joined the Father Taaffe...