About CCS

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Catholic Community Services is a non-profit, faith-based organization. Founded in Salem in 1938, today CCS offers 17 programs across 9 Oregon counties and serves more than 2,000 people each year.

We operate with fidelity to the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching , which call us to work for the common good and to serve our neighbors who are the poorest and most vulnerable.

Our vision: Children, families and adults have the knowledge, ability and desire to take control of their own lives and live responsibly with others in a just society.

We Serve: Our services are offered without regard for anything other than people’s needs, dreams, and willingness to do everything they can for themselves:
  • People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
  • Children, youth, and families facing adversity.
Our values of love, justice, truth and freedom guide us to safeguard the dignity of all people, to embrace their giftedness, and to focus on their dreams and aspirations.



To achieve our mission our programs focus on four key outcomes: the people we serve enjoy safe, stable nurturing relationships; they enjoy good health; they possess the knowledge, skills and virtues they need to succeed at whatever is important to them in life; and they enjoy financial self-sufficiency.

Dedicated to providing the highest quality services, trauma-informed care and research-based practices, CCS is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Child and Family Services, Behavioral Health Services and Group Living Services.

Our Board of Directors | Support Our Work | Catholic Community Services Foundation

Our Service Commitments

  • Nonviolence – helping to build safety skills and a commitment to a higher purpose.
  • Emotional Intelligence – helping to teach emotional management skills.
  • Commitment to Social Learning – helping to build cognitive skills and create a community of social justice for all.
  • Commitment to Open Communication – helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management, reduce acting-out, enhance self-protective and self-correcting skills, and teach healthy boundaries.
  • Democracy – helping to create civic skills of self-control, self-discipline, and administration of healthy authority.
  • Social Responsibility – helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish healthy attachment relationships, and establish sense of fair play and justice.
  • Growth and Change – helping to work through loss and prepare for the future.
  • Self-Determination – helping to exercise control over life decisions and the services wanted to meet needs.
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 | info@ccswv.org
© Copyright 2015 Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette Valley & Central Coast
501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization