Our Stories

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

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...

Seymour Center: Where Children & Families Flourish

Seymour Center: Where Children & Families Flourish

Like many schools and classrooms that temporarily sat empty due to state restrictions requiring children to stay home, Willamette Education Service District, Oregon Child Development Coalition, and Salem-Keizer Public Schools at the Seymour Center are back in full...

Volunteers Sustain Father Taaffe Homes

Volunteers Sustain Father Taaffe Homes

Raising funds through car shows, food booths, quilt raffles and BBQ dinners, volunteers, including many CCS, CCSF & ISN staff members, ensure that young moms in crisis have the support they need to protect and nurture their babies.     The Father Taaffe Homes...

Thank You, 2021 Annual Luncheon Sponsors

Thank you to all who were a part of our 17th Annual Luncheon in September. It was inspiring to see hundreds of community members gather to champion the positive development of adults with disabilities like Matt, strengthen families like Kayla and Percy, and build...

CCS Annual Report 2020

Read about our 2020 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!

Knights and Ladies Aid Young Moms in Crisis

Knights and Ladies Aid Young Moms in Crisis

Knights of Columbus (KoC) Councils throughout Oregon and the Knights Ladies are key partners in sustaining the legacy of the late, beloved Fr. Charles Taaffe. Recently, Statewide KoC Deputy Ron Boyce and his wife Ana Boyce presented a check in support of Fr. Taaffe...

Employee Spotlight – Amy Formiller

Employee Spotlight – Amy Formiller

"Justice, truth, and freedom are derived from the love that we choose to show others as well as ourselves. "-Amy Formiller Love, justice, truth, and freedom play a significant role in the lives of those we serve. Amy Formiller, a direct support professional at the...

Exciting Updates at the Seymour Center

Exciting Updates at the Seymour Center

We have some exciting updates at the Seymour Center: the Center is fully leased with community partners who have made the promise of a collaborative co-location space a reality; the playground is installed and the sound of children playing fills the air and lifts our...

Father Taaffe Food Booth Goes on the Road!

Father Taaffe Food Booth Goes on the Road!

We have two upcoming opportunities to raise needed funds for Father Taaffe Homes and Pregnancy Support Services, providing care, stability, and community connections to vulnerable young moms and their babies. Step Into Spring is this weekend, May 15-16 at St. Edward’s...

Thank you, Sponsors

Thank you for your support! CCS would like to thank all of the sponsors who gave so generously to help sustain the services that St. Joseph Shelter, Mission Benedict and Casa Adele provide.