Join Catholic Charities and Oregon Food Bank for a free six week cooking class for adults that will teach you how to prepare nutritious and affordable meals. Classes take place Tuesdays from 2.45pm-4.45pm from February 4th-March 11th at Clark Family Center, 2740 SE Powell Blvd. You'll receive a free book with tips and recipes, learn to shop smart at the store and will be able to practice recipes at home with free ingredients. Classes are open to any adult from a household living at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, currently $3842/month for a family of four.
Contact Amanda or Alicia to register on 503-238-5196 x2715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer drivers are sought for Healthy Sisters, a program of New City Initiative that benefits clients of Catholic Charities. Healthy Sisters supports women who have experienced homelessness in accessing healthcare and having better health. Volunteers help by giving women in need rides to medical appointments. Typically, drivers spend 4-6 hours per month volunteering, although the commitment can vary on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about the program, contact Susanna Rempel, Program Director at New City Initiative: 503-941-8648 or email@example.com.
"We had no idea what this retreat would do for our relationship. Our faith in God has truly strengthened, and our love and trust for each other is stronger than ever." Rachel's Vineyard Retreats™ assist men and women to safely identify and heal from the various ways abortion experiences have knowingly and unknowingly impacted their lives and relationships. God's mercy, compassion and forgiveness are present in the retreat process and in everyone at the retreat. Sessions help you reconcile with God, your children lost to abortion and yourself.
Upcoming retreats are: March 28th-30th near Medford and May 2nd-4th near Bend. For more information, see our Project Rachel page or call 800-249-8074.
Married couples interested in learning more about adoption are invited to join Catholic Charities for an Orientation/Training Session this year. This class is a necessary part of our home study requirements and must be completed before a family may be considered for the placement of a child. The fee is $250 per couple which includes:
- Introduction to the “Adoption Journey”.
- Personal accounts from members of the adoption triad.
- Legal issues in the State of Oregon.
- Attachment, transracial, and raising adopted children issues.
- Effects of drug and alcohol use.
- The adoption process at Catholic Charities (our home study and our mission).
- Fee schedule and contract
- How to prepare for an OPEN ADOPTION.
- Time for questions
Upcoming dates are: May 16th & 17th, September/October 2014 and January/February 2015. Download the registration form here.
To learn more about adopting through Catholic Charities, click here.