Catholic Community Services of Western Washington


Catholic Community Services is “the largest local provider of assistance to poor and vulnerable people in the state of WA” (from their website). CCS sponsors the HOME program in Kent to shelter homeless men, runs Katherine House, also in Kent as well as Rita’s House in Auburn, both of which provide transitional housing for homeless women who are in recovery from addiction. CCS can help clients with pregnancy and parenting support, foster care, child and family mental health, senior chore services, and other help.


Covington Storehouse


For more than a decade, the Storehouse has devoted its energy to providing food to families in crisis. It's their prayer and hope that the food they provide would not only nourish the physical body, but also provide encouragement during challenging times. They work together to continue the mercy ministry of Jesus; feeding the hungry and providing comfort to the poor. They take a non-threatning approach: a simple prayer or blessing is offered along with an ear to listen. The heart of their mission is to love our neighbors by responding to their request for food, prayer and referral to other services that are needed, with dignity and respect. Their motto is to "love until they ask why."