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About Catholic Community Services  

About Us

Loving Thy Neighbor

For over 70 years, Catholic Community Services of Lane County (CCS) has been committed to Loving Thy Neighbor. Today we demonstrate that devotion to our mission and community by offering essential services that prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter for unhoused families and move them to housing, lift families out of poverty and resettle and support refugees and immigrants. CCS operates independently as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human services agency with an experienced team of nearly 50 employees, hundreds of committed volunteers, and an active volunteer Board of Directors.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any classification protected by local, state or federal law. Our doors are also open to serve all in need, without regard to race, color, religious preference, age, orientation or any other protected classification.

We firmly believe in a culture of collaboration, partnering with a wide range of local community organizations, donors, foundations, churches, and government agencies. CCS is a member agency of the Catholic Charities of Oregon network.

Our Misson

Our Mission

Responding to Christ’s message to love our neighbors as ourselves, Catholic Community Services offers immediate help by providing food and other assistance to anyone in need and seeks to instill hope by helping Lane County families take positive steps to move out of poverty.


Leadership Team

Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson Hover
Lorri Perreault Hover
Tami Kinman
Tami Kinman Hover
Christine Zeller-Powell
Christine Zeller-Powell Hover
Sylvan Scholl
Sylvan Scholl Hover
Katy Alvarado
Katy Alvarado Hover
Christ Shuster
Christ Shuster Hover
3.5.24 CCS Daria Curtis
3.5.24 CCS Daria Curtis Hover

Tyler Demers

Suzanne Graf

Steve Dignam

Pat Walsh


Vice Chair



Donna Charko

Sharon Hainley

Kathryn Hart

Linda Thomas-Bush

Rita Parks

Scott Nelson

Michael Whitney

Nasratullah (Nasrat) Ibrahimi

Katherine (Katie) Goodnight

Sr. Veronica Schueler

ex officio, Chancellor, 

Archdiocese of Portland

Natalie Wood

ex officio, Executive Director of 

Catholic Charities Oregon

Board of Directors


We're Hiring!

We are seeking Mission-Driven Team Members and Leaders. Check out our available positions below if you are interested in being apart of a committed, dynamic team of people who impact their community every day. We look forward to hearing from you!

Catholic Community Services of Lane County (CCS) is a 70-year-old 501(c)(3) social services agency that offers a helping hand to individuals living in poverty, immigrants, and refugees. We’re the largest dispenser of no-cost basic assistance in our area, collaborating with a network of funders, volunteers, and supporters to help distribute thousands of food boxes, no-cost clothing and supplies, and millions of dollars in rent and energy assistance each year. We’re equipped with a skilled and caring team of case management and housing navigation workers, and our “whatever it takes” approach to homelessness provides crucial support to our unhoused neighbors. Additionally RISP, our rapidly expanding Refugee & Immigrant Services Program, is the only Lane County team offering a coordinated effort of legal assistance, wrap-around supportive services, and employment connections to refugees and immigrants who arrive in our community. Together, our entire CCS family is committed to social justice, economic opportunity, and loving support of all in need, no matter a person’s race, religious beliefs, ethnicity, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Benefits of Joining Our Team

We are proud of our positive, supportive, and healthy work culture.

Knowledgeable Managers

Experienced Managers

who train, mentor, and support new staff to succeed in their roles and encourage learning, growth, and career advancement

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Paid Time Off

We recognize and offer paid time for 13 holidays, as well as one paid personal day every year for regular employees 

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Flexibility & Weekends

We offer flexible work schedules and weekends off.

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We offer medical and dental for full-time employees

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Vacation and Sick Accruals

We offer vacation and sick accruals.

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Retirement Plan

Defined Contribution Retirement Plan for all eligible employees with employer match.

Catholic Community Services of Lane County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We Are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


A Notice to Our Community

In order to best assist you, we use a database to manage our services. Your information is visible to a limited number of Lane County social service providers and protected using the highest standards. Law enforcement and DHS have no access to this system. Allowing your information to be viewed allows us to better serve you. You’ll have improved access to services such as basic needs, employment and housing. This information will help us understand community needs and is used to advocate for funding. Staff is available to provide a copy of the Privacy Notice or to answer questions you might have.

We use these services to better and safely assist our clients:

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  • Is my personal information safe?
    In order to better assist our clients, we store personal information we collect about people we serve in a computer database system. The information collected in the system is protected using the highest standards and in compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Who has access to my personal information?
    The information collected in the system is only visible to a limited number of social service agencies with whom we collaborate.
  • Why do you request my personal information?
    The information we collect helps us run programs, improve services, secure funding, and better understand your needs. Some of the information we collect may be required by organizations that fund the operation of this program. We only collect information that is needed or required.
  • Does my personal information have to be shared with other agencies?
    We assume that, by requesting services from our agency, you agree to allow your information to be viewed by the other agencies using the system. We will talk to you about this system when we ask you for your information, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.
  • I do not want to share my personal information for safety reasons. What should I do?
    If you have a safety concern, you may not want your information to be visible to the other agencies in the system. If this is the case, please discuss this with a staff member.

Acknowledgments to our External Support Systems


Visit Us!

Eugene Location

1464 West 6th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402

Springfield Location

Refugee Immigrant Services Program (RISP) Office

1055 Charnelton Street Eugene, OR 97401

1025 G Street Springfield, Oregon 97477

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