Upcoming Events

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 susanna@newcityinitiative.net.


Join Catholic Charities, SOAR and Immigration Counseling Service at a free community education event to learn about immigration options, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Licensed immigration attorneys and accredited representatives will be available afterwards to take basic questions and help guide participants to appropriate legal resources.

Thursday, May 1 from 6pm to 8.30pm at Columbia Gorge Community College, Lecture Hall, Building 2, Floor 3, 400 E Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058-3434. Provided in English and Spanish. Project funded by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Pooled Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Download flyer: In English | In Spanish


"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.

Our next retreats are May 2nd-4th near Bend and June 13th-15th in Portland. For more information, see our Project Rachel page or call 1-800-249-8074.


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.

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