Fostering Hope Initiative

Children. Families. Neighbors.

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Imagine…every child and youth in every neighborhood growing up in a safe, stable, nurturing home, enjoying good health, succeeding in school, and continuing on to financial self-sufficiency.
This is the mission of the Fostering Hope Initiative (FHI).

CCS serves as the lead partner for this neighborhood-based collective impact initiative designed to strengthen families, mobilize neighborhoods and promote optimum child and youth development.  It is a partnership of government, public and private organizations joining together with a common goal.

FHI Neighborhood Resource Centers, which provide space to these organizations, are strategically located in areas where needs are high and resources are few.  Each Neighborhood Resource Center is staffed by one of our Neighbor Connectors who become experts in knowing the needs of the neighborhood and meeting those needs in sustainable ways.

We are currently in six neighborhoods.

“The Fostering Hope Initiative is the epitome of a collective impact partnership involving many partners including other nonprofits, schools, businesses, local government, the faith community and parents. Fostering Hope keeps kids safe, at home with their families and out of the foster care system. Fostering Hope is committed to using the latest research, proven methods and measuring their efforts.” 

Randy Franke,
Executive Director,United Way
of the Mid-Willamette Valley

Click on See Our Service Area to find out how to connect with Fostering Hope in your community.

See Our Service Area

Our Impact: 2014 – 2015

Our Partners

Contact Us

Catholic Community Services
Main Office 
Bishop Steiner Building
3737 Portland Rd NE,
Salem, Oregon 97301

P.O. Box 20400
Salem, Oregon 97307-0400
Phone: (503)-390-2600
Fax: (503)-390-8562 |
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501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization