Catholic Community Services is a non-profit, faith-based organization. Founded in Salem in 1938, today CCS offers 17 programs across 9 Oregon counties and serves more than 3,000 people each year.
We operate with fidelity to the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which call us to work for the common good and to serve our neighbors who are the poorest and most vulnerable.
Our vision: Children, families and adults have the knowledge, ability and desire to take control of their own lives and live responsibly with others in a just society.
We Serve: Our services are offered without regard for anything other than people’s needs, dreams, and willingness to do everything they can for themselves:
- People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
- Children, youth, and families facing adversity.
Our values of love, justice, truth and freedom guide us to safeguard the dignity of all people, to embrace their giftedness, and to focus on their dreams and aspirations.
To achieve our mission our programs focus on four key outcomes: the people we serve enjoy safe, stable nurturing relationships; they enjoy good health; they possess the knowledge, skills and virtues they need to succeed at whatever is important to them in life; and they enjoy a simple financial prosperity.