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Catholic Community Services of Utah
Since 1945, Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) has been empowering people in need along the Wasatch Front to reach self-sufficiency. By giving strength to the weakest in our midst, CCS is able to lovingly serve and provide hope to those with the greatest need in our community regardless of race, religion or personal circumstance. Today, CCS operates three departments: Homeless Services, Migration and Refugee Services and Northern Utah Services, all aimed at helping people get back on their feet.
For more than 70 years Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) has been empowering people in need to reach self-sufficiency by providing essential services through eight distinctive programs along the Wasatch Front and throughout northern Utah. By giving strength to the weakest in our midst, CCS lovingly provides help and creates hope to those with the greatest need in our community, regardless of their race, religion, disability or other personal circumstances.
Our vision is for everyone in Utah to reach self-sufficiency, be fed and sheltered, fulfill their innate potential, and have their fundamental dignity and human worth recognized.
Our mission is to practice gospel values of love, compassion and hope through service, support and collaboration.
Additional Culture Details
Our culture revolves around supporting the fundamental dignity and personal growth of everyone in our community. CCS strongly believes that in order to capably and conscientiously help vulnerable populations, our own staff must themselves feel respected and trusted. Our internal culture helps us effectively assist more than 25,000 unduplicated clients each year. At CCS’ Homeless Services we operate the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall, Weigand Homeless Resource Center, and soon to open Gail Miller Resource Center. Here we aim to provide people with the basic necessities of life; warm meals, showers, hygiene, etc. as well more intensive services necessary to step out of homeless, such as case management. At CCS’ Migration and Refugee Services, we operate Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Foster Care, and Immigration. Each year, we assist hundreds of newly arriving refugees and immigrants access language training, employment training, housing, and case management, all to help them reach self-sufficiency within two years. At CCS’ Northern Utah Services, we focus on helping those experiencing poverty and food insecurity at our Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank, Bridging the Gap, and St. Martha’s Baby Project.
- Recognition of Human Potential for Growth
- We value the untapped potential in both our clients and our own staff. We help vulnerable people develop their own skills and overcome obstacles so they can reclaim their self-sufficiency. At the same time, we prefer to promote from within and place people in new and challenging roles, ones they may not have previous experience with. We foster growth in both our clients and staff, helping them reach their personal potential.