Our Stories

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

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...

Catholic Social Teaching: Care for God’s Creation

Catholic Social Teaching: Care for God’s Creation

The world that God created has been entrusted to all of us. Our stewardship of the earth is a form of participation in God's act of creating and sustaining the world. In our use of creation, we must be guided by a concern for generations to come. We show our respect...

Limited Shares Available for Investment in CCS Life Fund

Limited Shares Available for Investment in CCS Life Fund

To operate and sustain the Seymour Center as a collaborative collocation space for education, health and social services, the CCS Life Fund has been established by CCS together with a group of local investors. This real estate pooled income fund creates income for the...