Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (formerly known as the Archdiocesan Housing Authority) of Western Washington are prophetic voices for justice, recognizing the sacredness and dignity of every human person. Rooted in the Gospel message of hope, we will continue to be leaders, advocates, providers and partners serving poor and vulnerable people.
Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel imperative, Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services are outreaches of the Catholic Church in Western Washington, under the leadership of the Archbishop of Seattle and the Boards of Trustees. CCS and CHS answer the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and the dignity of the human person. Our employees and volunteers come from many faith traditions to serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism. We actively join with others to work for justice.
Compassion: Providing care, understanding and concern for those we serve in order to honor the God-given life and sacredness of each person at every stage and condition of life.
Diversity: Welcoming the differences of race, culture, faith, and thought with a strong commitment to naming and combating institutional racism and discrimination.
Excellence: Providing high quality, professionally competent services with integrity, using best practices.
Justice: Defending and advocating for the rights of poor and vulnerable people while working toward the common good.
Stewardship: Prudently developing and using the gifts and talents of employees and volunteers and the financial resources needed to live out our mission