Catholic Community Services of Grays Harbor
Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel imperative, Catholic Community Services is an outreach of the Catholic Church in Western Washington, under the leadership of the Archbishop of Seattle and the Boards of Trustees. CCS 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.
We 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.
Grays Harbor Family Center 306 E. 3rd St. P.O. Box 1734 Aberdeen, WA 98520
-in every child growing up in a safe, loving and nurturing environment.
-in the elders living in security and dignity.
-in healthy family life being affirmed and supported in our communities.
-in every person having the right to a safe, affordable place to call home.
-in compassion, love and respect for all people, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
-in joining with others to change the systems which oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering.
-in employees and volunteers working in an environment which offers respect, teamwork and excellence.
-in all these things for all people, whatever their color, whatever language they speak or however they worship.
Grays Harbor Youth Center
Homeless teenage kids, ages 13 to 17, find safe shelter and a variety of support services at the Grays Harbor Youth Center. Youth live in an atmosphere of mutual respect, where personal responsibility and accountability are nurtured. In addition to temorary living accommodations, youth recieve an evening and morning meal, educational support, and access to medical and dental care, mental health services, and other services aimed at assisting youth in long-term stabilitation. The Grays Harbor Youth Center is a program of the Grays Harbhor County Family Center
Helping another person brings a wonderful feeling of joy and satifaction. At Catholic Community Services, volunteers help elderly and disabled persons remain living independently in their own homes. They also serve food to the hungry, tutor youth struggling in school, assist the staff of CCS day care and early learning centers, and do much, much more!
CCS volunteers come from all segments of the population. Many are fully employed; others are homemakers, young people and retired persons. All bring a gift of caring and time. "Being a volunteer is truly one of the greatest gifts of my life," says Al Jackson, of volunteer Chore Services. CCS offers a variety of opportunities to help others, arranged to accommodate volunteers' schedules. Call today! (360) 533-9470