Light of Hope Fund/Helping Our Neighbors

About Catholic Charities of Central Washington


Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington provides help and creates hope for thousands of people each year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Though serving the outreach efforts of the Diocese of Yakima, Catholic Charities is a separate 501(c)3 charitable organization, funded in part by the State of Washington, federal contracts, the United Way, fees for service, grants, foundations, and charitable contributions. While rooted in a Catholic tradition that shapes its core mission of service to all, staff do not need to be Catholic to work for Catholic Charities. We serve all in the community, regardless of faith, race, gender, social class, or economic status. With office locations in Yakima, Wenatchee, Richland, Moses Lake, and Sunnyside, as well as our multi-family housing sites across Central Washington, we serve nearly 50,000 people annually. The agency remains a testimony to its ongoing mission of “Bringing Hope to Life.”


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.

To ensure service recipients receive mental health services, a fee scale shall be based on the service recipient’s household size, available income, and actual cost of care. No one will be denied services based on inability to pay and discounts are available based on family size and income. In accordance with federal civil rights law, regulations and policies, Catholic Charities serves all in the community, regardless of faith, race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, social class, or economic status.

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