In 1980, seeds of what would eventually grow into Community Concern Society (CCS) were planted, when a young couple met and began helping a couple of extremely poor families living in the beach slums of Mount Lavinia, a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital city, Colombo.
In 1981 they called their work Community Concern Society. Their main goal was to share the gift of life and love, which they had freely received through their relationship with Jesus Christ. Within a few years, the work grew and bore fruit and CCS officially became a non-profit, charitable, non-governmental Christian organization.
By the year 2007, CCS was serving the needs of over 1,600 children and 600 adults every day. The Tsunami that hit on December 26th, 2004 had devastated the location that CCS did most of their work in. Most of the past three years have been devoted to help restore the Tsunami affected families on our beach. CCS staff help regularly in the refugee camps, have been committed to get most of the community livelihoods regenerated, some homes reconstructed and provided the needed relief to the children and youth so that they have some normalcy in their life again.
Today CCS has a full-time work force of over 80 people. In addition there are 15 full-time and part-time volunteers. CCS is committed to help the poor and hurting through a wide variety of projects :
Dehiwela Outreach Center
Lotus Buds Children's Home
Power House Drug Rehabilitation
Save Lanka Kids
Lak Daruwo Child Sponsorship and Community Development