Catholic Charities, Diocese of Yakima, dba Catholic Family and Child Service (Richland, WA)


  • Name:Maureen McGrath
  • Title:Division Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Catholic Charities, Diocese of Yakima, dba Catholic Family and Child Service
  • Address:2139 Van Giesen St
    Richland, WA 99354
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:509-946-4645
  • Main fax:509-943-2068

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  • Mission:
  • Catholic Charities is part of a federation of America's finest national organizations working to aid people in need with food, clothing, shelter, medicine, education and compassion. Our history has been written by the thousands of volunteers, board members, foster parents, caseworkers, supportive community organizations, house parents, staff and committee members who have served the the poor and marginalized on behalf of the agency since its inception.

    Rooted in the Catholic tradition that shapes its core mission as service to all, especially the poor and vulnerable, we exist to serve people of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds. Catholic Charities and the Catholic Family and Child Service network envision communities where people are treated with dignity and respect, their basic needs are met, and they are empowered to enhance the quality of their own lives. We provide services to many, from birth to the elder years, and aspire to provide unduplicated services to those most in need.

  • Overview:
  • We currently offer a wide array of human services such as foster care placement, housing assistance, maternity counseling, mental health services, and senior engagement, among others. Under the auspices of seven broad areas, we provide 20 different types of services to over 13,000 people a year. More than 50% are children. We have partnered with various community organizations such as the United Way, and have participated in various partnerships with the U.S. federal government such as the Family Connections Demonstration Project, VISTA Program, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, and the Senior Project. We have participated in numerous local initiatives and grant programs where we have acted as both participant and collaborator. Best practices are part of our commitment in our respective fields of child welfare, mental health, maternity/adoption, early learning, housing, emergency services, and elder services.

  • History:
  • In the Diocese of Yakima, Catholic Charities began with the vision of the late Bishop Thomas Gill, of Seattle.From its very beginning, the agency was immersed in the provision of Child Welfare Services and indeed, its early history was built upon this foundation. In the summer of 1949, then Father Gill organized the Yakima Children’s Bureau as a subsidiary of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Seattle. After working for one year, the Board obtained the support of the Community Chest, and Phil Brocking was hired as Executive Secretary of the office. The agency then received official approval from the State Department of Public Assistance to become licensed as a childcare agency.

    When Yakima became a diocese in 1952, the Corporation of Catholic Charities of Yakima was formed with the Diocese’s first bishop, Bishop Joseph P. Dougherty, as its first president.

    In its early years, one social worker and a secretary staffed the Children’s Bureau. The Bureau maintained its operations only through the help of the Bishop, the Sisters of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, the efforts of the Board, St. Paul’s parish, several local physicians and the aid of the Community Chest. By the fifth year of its operation, the Bureau was serving the Tri Cities and Wenatchee and had placed 73 children in adoptive homes. In May 1953 the Catholic Family and Child Service network was created. The agency provided casework service to children in their own homes, and offered foster home placement, adoptive services, and care for unwed mothers. In June of that year, a branch office was opened in Wenatchee, and in July, the Villa Madonna Maternity Home was opened in Yakima. By January 1957, the Catholic Family & Child Service - Richland branch office was opened. In the decades following, Catholic Charities of Yakima continued to evolve and develop sites, services and programs to respond to emerging needs across eastern Washington.

    Today, we provide a wide suite of services ranging from foster home placement, adoptive care, maternity counseling, mental health care, senior support, child care services, veteran care, and housing assistance to the people of Benton and Franklin county. The 2900 square mile region in Eastern Washington is largely rural with small urban centers and an industrious spirit. Connecting people with the resources they need can be difficult, due to the lack of resource availability compared to Western Washington.

  • Year established:1953
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:10
  • Advisory board size:8
  • Staff size:285


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:91-1370404

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:911370404
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:5301 TIETON DR STE C
  • Organization City:YAKIMA
  • Organization State:WA
  • Organization Zip:98908-3479
  • Group Exemption Number:0928
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 7
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Religious Organization
  • Affiliation Code:9
  • Ruling Date:March, 1946
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):031, 150, 120
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc, Hospital, Publishing activities
  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$19,807,900
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$26,977,130
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$26,093,343
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:21:15 pm

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