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Catholic Community Service Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Strengthening and supporting the most vulnerable families and individuals in southeast alaska with dignity, care, and compassion.

Programs: Southeast senior services: through its southeast senior services division, catholic community service promotes the health, independence, and quality of life of seniors living in southeast alaska. The nutrition, transportation and support services grant and partnerships with local tribes and communities provides the means for the agency to provide 2,000 seniors with over 92,200 hot, nutritious meals through the network of 12 senior centers. Over 2,000 seniors and people with disabilitilies obtained 92,000 rides in order to access vital community resources.

hospice and home care: this program provides nursing and therapy services for two types of patients in their home-like setting. These patients are either home-bound or terminally ill. There are over 140 patients that receive these services each year.

childrens's advocacy center: the s. A. F. E. Child advocacy center provides child abuse services throughout southeast alaska. The program focuses on the needs of the child from initial investigation through prosecution with support, crisis intervention, assessment, and help accessing needed services.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

She had gobs of black liner, wrinkles beyond her age and tattered cloths, but her eyes, her eyes would not leave me as I placed a pastry on her paper plate. My eight year old daughter asked her if she'd like another, as she slowly bent down at the Salvation Army, she said no thank you, how about you give it to another in line. She smiled as she left with her plate and said, "thank you for bringing your daughter to the soup kitchen."

My fourteen year old son was serving plates of apples and applesauce at the end of the line. He told me later that so many (hundreds) didn't want the delicious fresh apples he had cut. No, he said their teeth were too rotten and one has said it hurt to eat. They wanted them, but fresh apples hurt too much to chew.

After gathering our pastry cart, withthe two hour free dinner for the homeless finished in Olympia, I got a tap on the shoulder and the most beautiful look from behind smeared eye makeup and leathery skin. "God bless you Ma'am for helping, and for bringing your children here." And that. That look of thanks, That understanding my son has if not being apple to eat apples due to teeth aching constantly. That lifting of fear of pealed away from my eight year old daughter, when she sees another woman on the streets going through a garbage can with black smeared makeup. I know compassion is taught, as it is learned, and no thanks is more heartfelt than helping someone understand need. The kids asked if we could go help next week. And my heart is full as a Mom.

Review from #MyGivingStory