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Mission, Vision, Values
Motivated by Christ's love, we bring hope to life, especially for those most in need.
We envision communities where people are treated
with dignity and respect, their basic needs are met,
and they are empowered to enhance the quality of their own lives.
We affirm our faith in God who calls us to serve.
We celebrate the uniqueness and dignity of people.
We nurture children and strengthen families.
We provide quality services to those in need.
We serve people of all faiths.

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Catholic Charities agencies in Central Washington (Yakima, Klickitat, Benton, Grant, Douglas, Chelan, and Kittitas Counties) provide services to over 90,000 people each year without regard to national origin, income, or religious beliefs. Of those, 54% are under the age of 18, 40% are adults (18-64), and 6% are seniors (65+). Catholic Charities and its agencies – with a total operating expense of about $18 Million annually – employee over 300 people. More than 70 volunteers serve on numerous diocesan and local agency boards in addition to the thousands who give generously of their time within agency programs. Located in Yakima, Catholic Charities centrally provides supervision, technical support, fiscal services, planning and human resources for the following agencies:

The network of 7 Catholic Family & Child Service (CFCS) offices serves 60,000 persons annually.  Whether supporting families through early learning services, strengthening families through specialized mental health services, or assisting seniors so they can remain living independently, CFCS is an essential resource for scores of people each year.

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Catholic Charities Housing Services (CCHS) which, to-date has not only provided affordable housing to more than 2,000 adults and children in 9 Central Washington communities, but also facilitates and supports on-site residents' councils that offer empowering activities which encourage families to participate in self-enrichment programs.

Go to Catholic Charities Housing Service

St. Vincent Centers (SVC)
 are located in 3 communities. All stores offer clothing, house wares and furniture at discount prices as well as emergency service assistance. See individual locations for details. 

Go to St. Vincent Centers

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Catholic Charities,
Diocese of Yakima
Central Office
5301 Tieton Drive, Suite C
Yakima, WA 98908-3478
P: 509.965.7100
F:  509.972.0167