We Are There: Catholic Charities Joins National Campaign to Promote Work of the CCUSA Network

With its unique array of services, Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington is uniting with the Catholic Charities network nationwide to participate in We Are There, a national awareness campaign spotlighting the life-giving services Catholic Charities agencies provide in their local communities.

For 75 years, Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington has been a beacon of hope, offering a diverse range of services to our neighbors, regardless of their faith. From counseling to early childhood education, foster youth programs to elder assistance, affordable housing to family-oriented support, our agency is committed to empowering area families. Our vision is of 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 are proud to have offices in Yakima, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, the Tri-Cities, the St. Vincent Center thrift store and food bank in Union Gap, and Catholic Charities Housing Services, all of which are dedicated to fostering empowerment and hope.

“This a great opportunity for the network of Catholic Charities agencies nationwide to collectively show their good work. While we all serve the same purpose and are part of a shared network, each Catholic Charities agency is unique. We serve the specific needs of the most vulnerable populations in our communities,” said Manuel Villafan, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington.

Catholic Charities' work in Central Washington is a testament to the collective effort of our dedicated staff and the indispensable contributions of more than 215,000 volunteers nationwide. There are 168 independent Catholic Charities agencies and 3,900 collective locations spread out across the United States and its five territories. Collectively, the Catholic Charities network served more than 15 million people last year and provided more than 30 million meals to those in need. The services offered by each local Catholic Charities agency differ because they are tailored to the specific needs of the vulnerable members of their individual communities.

Catholic Charities USA, the national membership organization for Catholic Charities agencies, has spearheaded the We Are There campaign. Over the coming months, this campaign will raise awareness for Catholic Charities' work and inspire action through various national media outlets. Here in Central Washington, Catholic Charities will continue to highlight the different ways we aid and accompany our neighbors in need.

We Are There: Catholic Charities Joins National Campaign to Promote Work of the CCUSA Network

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