Our Stories

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

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.

Bonnie’s Story

Bonnie’s Story

Bonnie came to Oregon when she was 16 years old, as a migrant worker. She shares how she recieved help from the Benedictine Sisters in Mt. Angel at a very difficult time in her life. Bonnie never forgot about the Mission's help and at 81 years old, she is happy to...

A Message From Fr. Ralph

Please view this special message from Fr. Ralph Recker of St. Mary Parish in Mt. Angel as we celebrate A Week of Support for Shelter Ministries.

Blanca’s Story

Blanca’s Story

When Blanca came to St. Joseph Shelter’s Transitional Living Community (TLC), she wasn’t living her best life. She wasn’t the mom that she wanted to be for her kids. Through parenting and life skills classes and the supportive community offered at St. Joseph, those...

The Mission Benedict Story

The Mission Benedict Story

Mission Benedict was founded by the Benedictine Sisters and lifelong volunteer Verna Scharbach in 1988. Since then, it has become a lifeline for community members needing food, clothing, or emergency financial assistance. Mission Benedict Program Coordinator Lei...

Phil Westover’s Toy Story

Phil Westover’s Toy Story

Phil Westover of St. Peter Catholic Church in Newberg has been a hobby woodworker for 50 years, with a forte in crafting wooden toy trucks and tractors. Thank you, Phil, for sharing your talent with us.

Mission Benedict Christmas Food Boxes

Mission Benedict Christmas Food Boxes

St. Mary pastor Fr. Philip Waibel blessed 115 food boxes for distribution for those in need this Christmas. Thank you to the many people who contributed to the boxes and to the Knights of Columbus who assemble the boxes each year.

ISN Spotlight

ISN Spotlight

Angela Dionne Angela Dionne has an undeniable passion for serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and it is apparent in her dedication and 20 years of service with ISN. Angela began working for ISN in 2001 as a personal agent and...