Published on Apr 13, 2015
Doug spent most of his childhood and adult life in an institution for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. 14 years ago he came to live at Summerwood, a nurturing residential home.
Published on Dec 5, 2014
Just when Blake thought he would be adopted, everything changed. He ended up in yet another foster home.
By the time he came to live at a CCS Community Home for Children several years later, Blake felt completely alone. He could not believe these new foster parents would love him and stick by him. Soon he got into serious trouble. When Bryan and Debbi visited him in detention and invited him to come back home with them, Blake realized they truly cared and wanted him at home with them.
Now, Blake is thriving. A natural athlete, he excels in sports. He and his four foster brothers are proud of the race car they rebuilt together with their foster dad. Blake knows he is loved and Bryan and Debbi are blessed with an extended family. They look forward to being part of Blake’s and his foster brothers’ lives as they journey into adulthood and beyond.
With your support, two more Community Homes for Children will soon be ready to provide stable, nurturing homes for children like Blake.
Published on Aug 19, 2014
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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 2,000 people each year.
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 financial self-sufficiency.
Dedicated to providing the highest quality services, trauma-informed care and research-based practices, CCS is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Child and Family Services, Behavioral Health Services and Group Living Services – less