Opportunities to get involved
In the Archdiocese of Seattle there is ample opportunity to get involved in the community through your parish or other Catholic organizations.
Catholic Community Services
Catholic Community Services (CCS) and Catholic Housing Services (CHS) of Western Washington are your local Catholic charity agencies providing help and hope for men, women, children and families for over a century.
Catholic Community Services (CCS) was founded in 1918 on Catholic social teaching that provides a compelling challenge for responsible living as well as a deliberate preference for serving the most vulnerable.
CCS is comprised of 13 family centers located throughout Western Washington and the Long-Term Care and Family Behavioral Health systems. CCS serves over 105,000 men, women and children annually.
Catholic Housing Services (CHS) builds better lives, stronger families and healthier communities. Established in 1979, CHS develops, owns or manages more than 2,500 affordable housing units at 62 properties throughout Western Washington. CHS serves homeless, low-income and special needs individuals and families.
Founded in 2002, the Fulcrum Foundation leverages financial assistance to support and strengthen Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle, primarily through tuition assistance grants, school partnership grants and grants for transformational leaders.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Vincent de Paul has been doing work locally for close to 100 years and around the world for 185 years. St. Vincent de Paul is made up of more than 50 neighborhood-based conferences — all-volunteer Vincentian neighborhood support groups — who make personal in-home visits and personal contacts to help people with survival and self-sufficiency support. They listen, engage, and build relationships that advocate for individuals and families to meet basic needs and achieve self-sufficiency.
Washington State Catholic Conference
The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) is the common voice of and handles advocacy efforts for the Catholic bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane and the Diocese of Yakima. We encourage advocacy in public policy as we work together for the common good.