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CCS Annual Report 2018

CCS Annual Report 2018

View 2018 highlights from CCS's 80th Anniversary year. Read inspiring stories of those we serve, check out our community impact and don't miss our gratitude report on pages 14-21, honoring all donors and partners who make our work possible. View 2018 Annual Report

Former Father Taaffe Mom Shares Her Story

Former Father Taaffe Mom Shares Her Story

In 2018, 60 pregnant and parenting young women and teens received the support they needed to protect and nurture their babies. This reflects the continued commitment of our community of donors who sustain the work that Father Taaffe began more than 40 years ago. His...

St. Joseph Dinner Raises Funds for Families in Need

St. Joseph Dinner Raises Funds for Families in Need

St. Mary Parish, the Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel and Catholic Community Services hosted the 15th annual St. Joseph the Worker Fundraising Dinner at St. Mary Parish Center in Mount Angel on Sunday, May 5. Nearly 200 community members, volunteers and partners...

Foster Parents Flourish with Enhanced Support

Foster Parents Flourish with Enhanced Support

Our Enhanced Support for Foster Parents (ESFP) pilot project provides respite, mentorship and community support for foster families, which has resulted in breakthrough outcomes of 100% foster parent retention and 0 disrupted placements.With the Anchor Home/Enhanced...

Enhanced Support for Foster Parents

Enhanced Support for Foster Parents

Foster parents truly make a difference in the lives of the children in their care. That is why Catholic Community Services is investing in a new model called Enhanced Support for Foster Parents. This model creates a network of array homes that all have access to an...

15th Annual St. Joseph the Worker Dinner

15th Annual St. Joseph the Worker Dinner

CCS, St. Mary Parish and the Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel will be hosting the 15th Annual St. Joseph the Worker Fundraising Dinner on Sunday, May 5 at 5:00pm at the St. Mary Parish Center in Mount Angel. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live...

Strong Families, Resilient Neighborhoods

Strong Families, Resilient Neighborhoods

Dave Hafner, Josh Graves, Senator Jackie Winters and Dick Withnell met recently to discuss the Strong Families, Resilient Neighborhoods (SFRN) community mobilization movement. Eight core Fostering Hope Initiative nonprofit partners: CASA of Marion County, CCS,...

ILP Gift Making

ILP Gift Making

Last year, the CCS Independent Living Program (ILP) helped 136 youth who have been in foster care develop life skills on their way to becoming responsible, independent adults.ILP hosted their 8th annual Christmas craft night in December at the Kroc Center where youth...

80th Anniversary Mass Celebration

80th Anniversary Mass Celebration

On December 2, CCS celebrated our 80th Anniversary with a special mass at St. Edward Catholic Church in Keizer. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Kenneth Steiner was a main celebrant for the Mass along with concelebrants Rev. Monsignor Richard Hunegar, Fr. Tim Mockaitis, Fr....