Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima

by Msgr. Robert Siler

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima

Our agencies help and create hope for thousands of people each year regardless of religious, social, or economic background. Catholic Charities provides many vital community services through its network of agencies: Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington, Catholic Charities Housing Services, and St. Vincent Center. Click on the headlines highlighted in blue to visit our website.

Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington

Whether supporting families through early learning services, strengthening families through specialized mental health services, or assisting seniors to live independently, Catholic Charities is an essential resource for scores of people throughout Central Washington. The agency extends caring hands to people of all faiths, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Our programs are an expression of faith, a response to Christ’s call to care for one another. By caring for one another, we bring hope to life.

Catholic Charities Housing Services

Working with local Catholic parishes, community groups, and sponsors, CCHS develops, owns, and manages a variety of affordable housing developments that serve low-income, vulnerable, and underserved populations. These affordable housing options include workforce, senior and special needs housing, and single-family homeownership. In addition to housing, CCHS provides a service-enriched living environment at each development where education, self-empowerment, and self-sufficiency are promoted to benefit all residents and clients. CCHS also promotes partnerships with local communities, collaborates and networks with other housing and community development entities, as well as advocates for affordable housing and other issues, giving voice to the clients we serve at the federal, state, and local policy levels.

St. Vincent Center

Formerly known as St. Vincent de Paul, this center has been serving those in need within the Diocese of Yakima since 1946. While the name has changed, the philosophy and mission remain the same: bringing hope to life, especially for those most in need. St. Vincent Center in Union Gap assists thousands of families yearly through its thrift store, emergency services program, and food bank. The assistance provided offers crisis relief to those facing hardship by providing clothing, household items, food and shelter.

With your help, Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington provides services to more than 90,000 people annually. We do not do this work alone, we are grateful for the 2,000+ volunteers and you who provide financial assistance.  Click here to visit our Donation Page.