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06/11/2018 29 Ministries Receive Rice Bowl Grants

     Twenty-nine ministries that serve the needy are the recipients of grants from the local share of the Rice Bowl collection.

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06/05/2018 USDA Rural Development Team Visits Sunnyside – Helps Families with Home Construction

SUNNYSIDE - The USDA Rural Development staff participated in a unique work party at Sunnyside’s South Hill Park Homes on May 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  They worked alongside families who are constructing their homes in the Catholic Charities Housing Services development. Catholic Charities Housing Services is a Grantee for the USDA 523 Program that provides technical assistance to very low and low-income individuals and families to provide first time home ownership.  This unique program teaches families to build their homes from the ground up. The work party celebrates a great union of partnerships in rural communities. South Hill Park Home Development is located at1707 Canadienne Street, Sunnyside. 

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08/14/2018 Catholic Charities Housing Services to Attend National Rural LISC Conference in Washington, D.C.

Catholic Charities Housing Services is pleased to announce it will send staff and board members to the Rural LISC Seminar, an annual national conference for rural community development professionals. This year’s Seminar will be held in Washington, D.C. May 15-18 and will provide unique opportunities to visit with Congressional representatives on Capitol Hill; gain valuable insight into ways to improve communities in the wake of natural disasters; and offer networking opportunities with rural colleagues from around the country.

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04/27/2018 Yakima Senior Rental Housing Aces HUD Inspection

Good news for Rose of Mary Terrace! The Catholic Charities Housing Services’ Yakima property received 100% on its REAC Inspection (HUD inspection). The management team was presented an award from HUD Denver at the Affordable Housing Management Association conference.

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Mary Ellen McFarlane (Account Executive Branch Chief, HUD MF West Region), Magali Barajas (Regional Manager, Coast Real Estate Services), Sylvia Reihs (Community Manager, Rose of Mary Terrace, Coast Real Estate Services), Holly Anderson (Development & Asset Management Director, Catholic Charities Housing Services), Terre Jones (Account Executive Branch Chief, HUD MF West Region).
03/13/2018 Catholic Charities Awarded funding for Jail Diversion

WENATCHEE - Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington has been awarded funding from the State of Washington for jail diversion mental health services. The Catholic Charities Diversion Team provides active outreach services to Chelan-Douglas law enforcement agencies and area jails in contact with individuals in need of support or services. The goal is to prevent incarceration, by providing access to mental health care, which includes crisis follow-up and crisis response, post-booking diversion, and support transitioning out of the jail. The funding will allow for the addition of four mental health professionals/case manager positions and a project lead, as well as funding for housing and other support to encourage wellness, recovery, and community stabilization.

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Catholic Charities in Wenatchee was recently awarded funding for the jail diversion mental health program.
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