Creating Hope for Tomorrow

While people in need are grateful for the food and other assistance they receive at Catholic Community Services, very few want to be in a position where they have to continue to ask for charity.  Most people want to be able to support themselves and their families.

Catholic Community Services takes an individualized, one-on-one approach to helping persons in poverty become better able to support themselves and their families.  Our staff members become familiar with the specific strengths and unique needs of each family, use that knowledge and trust to help the family get connected with available resources, and then support them as they take positive steps forward. 

We currently use this model to:

This individualized approach to overcoming poverty works because it focuses on the whole person and the entire family and what they can do to help themselves, not just on their need for affordable housing or their need for mental health services or their need to escape domestic violence and so on.

We are only scratching the surface of what could be accomplished here in Lane County with a wider application of this individualized strategy for helping people get out of poverty.  With additional investments, Catholic Community Services – drawing both on our own experience and innovations from other communities – will continue to refine and develop this strategy, develop a comprehensive system for tracking short and long-term costs and benefits, and ultimately help many more Lane County residents become self-supporting.

 

 

Springfield Center

1025 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477
541-345-3628
M-F: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Eugene Center

1464 W. 6th. Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402
541-345-3628
M-F: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Mailing Address

Catholic Community Services
1025 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477

Equal Opportunity

Catholic Community Services is an equal opportunity provider. We help anyone in need.