Catholic Community Services - Sierra Vista

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.

We are a faith-based non-profit that serves communities in five counties: Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, Greenlee and Gila.

We provide a wide range of services to individuals, families and communities across five counties. Our programs include Foster Care Licensing, Adoptions, In-Home Intervention Services, Domestic Violence Crisis Shelters and Outhreach Services, Parent Aide and Supervised Visitation, City of Bisbee Transit Service, Senior Nutrition and Home Delivered Meals and Arizona Families First services.

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For more information about becoming a Foster Parent or just wanting to know how to help, please contact us at 520-458-4203. CCS - Sierra Vista covers Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties. Any of the knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you.

"I am a lot better off being adopted here because they are a great family and I love them," said Sarah. This AZ family is so inspirational!


Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc

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Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc

"The monastery was my first stop in a project to chronicle the journey of migrant families traveling each day, by the thousands, from the southwestern border to destinations across the United States on Greyhound buses."


Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc



Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc

“The Tucson Unified School District is looking to see if an abandoned school could be re-purposed or maybe an empty hotel which has kitchen facilities."

* You can support our work helping migrant women and children arriving in our community through your donation. --->


Catholic Community Services - Sierra Vista Forgach House would like to send out a heartfelt “Thank You” to the wonderful Kirmse Team.

The 9th Spring Dinner Benefit was a wonderful time held at the Pueblo Del Sol Golf Course.

A special thank you to Sheriff Dannels for his amazing auctioneering skills.


Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc

"Casa Alitas, a Catholic nonprofit program, hosts them here for up to four days—providing meals, free clothing, toiletry kits, and medical care—preparing them for the next leg of their journeys."


Catholic Community Services Yuma

Catholic Community Services Yuma!

Words cannot express the amount of gratitude that we at CCS Yuma have for the immense amount of community support we have been blessed with. Please take a moment to share in our thanks to those who contributed to the creation of our 4th Annual Toast to Hope Fundraiser Dinner and Live Auction!


Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc

"Teresa Cavendish, the director of operations for Catholic Community Services, found out Rulney was open to temporarily using the monastery to house migrant families going through the asylum process."


Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc

Catholic Community Services has been serving individuals and families of all beliefs for 85 years. CCS’ programs are offered through its five agencies: CCS-Tucson, CCS-Yuma, CCS-Sierra Vista, Deaf & Residential Services and Pio Decimo Center.


The Children’s Giving Tree is up in Payson! Located at Check Into Cash, 321 E AZ 260.

Each ornament has a child assigned. Unwrapped gifts with the tag are greatly appreciated!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!


The Foster a Future events turned out amazingly this year! The Foster a Future team worked tirelessly on several events to include Bingo Night, several Chili’s community support evenings, and the ever so famous Craft Show hosted at St. Andrews. The foster care program of Catholic Community Services in Sierra Vista is ever so grateful for the hard work and dedication that the Foster a Future team puts in. Merry Christmas and many blessings!

Photo from left to right: Kathy Barr, Kathy Reibock, Linda Hollis- Executive Director, Maryann Hockstad and Patsy Sartain - Program Coordinator


The Children’s Tree has arrived at Our Lady of the Mountain. Each ornament has a child listed with wishes for the holidays. The Children’s Tree is located at 1425 E Yaqui St, in Sierra Vista.

You may drive off your unwrapped gifts at the OLM office or at Catholic Community Services - Sierra Vista locates at 6049 E Highway 90, Sierra Vista.

Thank you Our Lady of the Mountain for your continued support to the children and families in the community!

Many blessing for the holiday season and Merry Christmas!


The Infinity Tree has arrived this morning at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Sierra Vista located at 800 Taylor Drive.

Every ornament has been assigned to a child in need. We thank this beautiful community for such wonderful support to the families we serve.

Toys, clothing, and other items may be brought back to the St. Andrew’s office or dropped off at Catholic Community Services - Sierra Vista locates at 6049 E Highway 90, Sierra Vista.

Merry Christmas and blessings this holiday season.


The Sierra Vista Community has surprised the Forgach House once again with their extreme kindness. Edward Jones Investments provided several uhaul boxes of non perishable items and the Buena Theater Programs provided several trunk fills too! Many blessings to all this glorious season! Thank you for the continued support.


Happy Veterans Day to those who have served past and present, Thank you!

[09/18/18]   SAVE THE DATE~

The Variety Show is only a few weeks away!

October 19, 2018
6:00 PM
Buena Performing Arts Center

There is a wonderful line up of performers from the great City of Sierra Vista.

Tickets are on sale now at Dillard's, The Windemere Hotel, ACE Hardware and will also be available at the show! Listen out for more information on your local radio stations!


Catholic Community Services - Sierra Vista and local community partners are proud to be a part of such a wonderful group of advocates for social issues. Thank you first responders, behavioral health specialists and other social services agencies for bringing information on su***de prevention to the forefront.


The “Foster a Future” 5th Annual Craft Bazaar!

Going on now at 800 Taylor Dr, Sierra Vista (Kino Hall)

Wonderful Vendors, Great Raffle and much much more!

[08/10/18]   “Foster a Future”
5rd Annual Charity Craft Bazaar
Local Vendors and Catholic Community Services team up to support foster children in Southeast Arizona.
*Craft Bazaar
* Fantastic Raffle

Friday: August 24, 2018 - 2pm to 7:00pm
Saturday: August 25th 9:00am to 3:00pm
Kino Hall (St. Andrews Catholic Church)
800 Taylor Dr. N. W.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Proceeds from this event will help foster children acquire new suitcases, and other necessities.

Did you know that every year hundreds of children in Southeast Arizona are placed in foster care? Children are often placed into foster care quickly. They are scared, confused, and are usually unable to bring any of their personal belongings to the foster home. If they are able to bring personal belongings, they may have to carry them in a garbage bag.

You may donate a new medium sized suitcase or tote. You will receive five raffle tickets to for a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes.

OR, if you donate a new, adult or teen size tee shirt, you will receive one raffle ticket for each shirt you donate, up to five tickets.
Also you can donate a New With Tags stuffed animal for additional raffle tickets as well!

Please come and support this wonderful event, enjoy our talented vendors, and make a difference for foster children in Southeast Arizona.

For more information, please contact Kathy Barr at 520-449-0684, Kathy Riebock at 520-559-1944, or Maryann Hockstad at 520-456-5555


Please join Foster a Future in their 5th Annual Craft Bazarr!

Location: St Andrew's Church - Kino Hall
800 Tyalor Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ

Date: August 24th @ 2pm - 7pm
August 25th @ 9am - 3pm

Thank you for your continued participation and support of such a fun and charitable event!


Please come out and support the Foster Care Program of Catholic Community Services in Sierra Vista on September 23, 2018.

Chili’s has been a great supporter of ensuring the program continues to run strong with the help of the community! Thank you Sierra Vista for your continued support in helping the children in your area!


Catholic Community Services- Sierra Vista and the Forgach House would like to thank Sew Easy Sewing Arizona!

We are happy to announce that we raised $675 for the Forgach House! Thank you to everyone who donated and helped make this possible ❤️


The Real Wishes Foundation supported over 12 charities this month. CCS programs were among those charities. Together, the community continues to do great things for those in need. Thank You, Real Wishes Foundation!

Real Wishes Foundation was fortunate to be able to donate $500 to twelve different charities, ten in Sierra Vista and two in Bisbee. Representatives from Good Neighbor Alliance, Forgach House, Humanitarians of Southeast Arizona, Lori's Place, Jennifer's House, Catholic Community Service - Foster Children Program, A Tree 4 Christmas, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Peaches Pantry were able to meet on Friday to receive their checks. Goar Park Lunches and Vehelst House are the Bisbee recipients and Real Wishes' Relay for Life team received their check on Thursday night at the Relay Wrap Up. It was amazing to watch the networking between these organizations!


Sarah Pacheco, SV City Council

My daughter Mckayla accompanied me to the Forgash House benefit dinner this evening. This cause is dear to my heart. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of assault by an intimate partner every year in the US. Communities may not want to have the need for a women and children's shelter, but recent local events highlighted this need exists here. I'm grateful we have organizations in our town willing to stand up to violence and provide a safe place for victims.

I currently have the privilege to work for a company that recognizes the importance of providing victim advocate services in every community where we are located. I assisted in bringing in funding to provide additional licensed advocates to our area and have been able to take part in hosting candle light vigils and awareness activities in our county for the past couple of years. It is both heart breaking and encouraging to hear the stories of individuals in our midst who have been able to overcome so much. Each survivor I have met renews the my passion to do my part to #StoptheViolence.

I am grateful for the proactive efforts of our law enforcement agencies who are working to end the violence. I encourage you to learn more about the Forgash House, which is supported by Catholic Community Services - Sierra Vista and/or donate to their cause!


Tonight is the night! Come on out and enjoy a wonderful time!


Thank you "Foster a Future" for your generous donation and your hard work and dedication. Carol Sesa and crew have been absolutely amazing in promoting the Foster Care Program.

The craft bazzar hosted at St. Andrew's church in August as well as other fundraisers that they have done throughout the year have all shown how important Foster Care is to the lives of so many children in need. They have raised over $5,000 for the program this year.

The picture from left to right includes, Patsy Sartain (Foster Care Coordinator), Michael Vetter (Executive Director of CCS-Sierra Vista), Carol Sesa (Founder of Foster a Future), Kathy Reibock (Board Member for Foster a Future), Maryann Hockstad (Board Presidnet CCS-Sierra Vista and Board Member Foster a Future) and Kathy Barr (Director of Foster a Future).


Catholic Community Services-Sierra Visa was awarded the 2017 Lawley Award for best motorized float in the 59th Annual Christmas Light Parade. Awesome work team!


CCS present the Christmas in Candyland float designed and built by staff members Troy Lopes Sr. and Anne Lopes. What an awesome job, and we hoped you all loved it as much as we did!!!


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Don’t forget the car show this week...and look for us in the Christmas Parade that night!

One of our customers has once again made these adorable stuffed toys to donate to Catholic Community Services - Sierra Vista who will distribute them to local children in foster care--the same charity to which all of our Annual Car Show proceeds will be donated. Thank you from Lawley Automotive Group and we are sure the children who receive them will love them! How many adorable friends do you see?


Our Lady of the Mountains Parish has opened its doors to a home for an Infinity Tree to assist children in enjoying the Christmas season.

The children in all of CCS-Sierra Vista Programs receive the joy of presents as well as the sharing of love due to the wonderful generosity from the community.

Please know that anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated this time of year and always. You may return your gifts to Our Lady of the Mountain or drop them off at 6049 E Highway 90, CCS-Sierra Vista maim office.

Have a very Merry Christmas 🎄


Thank you Father Mike of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, for holding the children's tree this year. We appreciate you and all the parishioners for your love and generosity during this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas!


The Christmas season is officially upon us. Today we are thankful for St. Andrew’s Parish and the wonderful Father Greg for holding this years infinity tree, as he has so graciously done for so many. This time of year brings the importance of togetherness, blessings and peace.

Please feel free to assist in providing an unwrapped Christmas gift to the children in CCS-Sierra Vista programs. They may be turned into the parish office or to 6049 E Highway 90, the CCS-Sierra Vista main office.

Merry Christmas 🎄


This Thanksgiving, CCS-Sierra Vista is very thankful to the wonderful men and women from the Rotary Clubs of Sierra Vista. Sierra Vista Rotary clubs came together to assist in a project that was thought to be impossible. The Rotarians made fun happen for the children of the Forgach House.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Les and his team at Ace Hardware and Nancy Fusco for her wonderful idea.

Thank You Sierra Vista Rotarians!

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6049 E Highway 90
Sierra Vista, AZ

General information

Our office are located at 6049 E. Hwy 90, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. We are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and we are closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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