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PROVIDING HELP, CREATING HOPE for more than 90 years

Our mission is to assure that essential, life-changing services and supports are accessible to the most vulnerable Oregonians. The services we provide across the state of Oregon include affordable and supportive housing, legal services, intensive case management, refugee resettlement and more.

Articles

Study: Tiny home villages highly effective

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Catholic Charities’ Kenton Women’s Village even more successful than average Formerly homeless people living in pod groupings like Kenton Women’s Village move into permanent housing at three times the rate of those living in more traditional homeless shelters, researchers from Portland State University have found.

Remembering Kevin Jeans Gail, champion of Catholic social action

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
A man who responded to tragedy with love supports Catholic Charities of Oregon in a final act A prominent Catholic community organizer who cared fiercely about Catholic social teaching has included Catholic Charities of Oregon in his estate bequest.

$2.4 million federal grant to support a green retrofit of Portland affordable housing

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $2.4 million to Catholic Charities of Oregon for the green retrofit of a 40-year-old North Portland affordable housing complex. Teams from Catholic Charities of Oregon and the Oregon field office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hold HUD’s $2.4 million check to…

A note from our executive director

Posted By | Natalie Wood, Executive Director
30K
Oregonians Served
1.8K
Individuals/Families Currently Housed
1.7K
Volunteers
500+
Affordable Housing Units in Pipeline

Our Services

Our programs sustain communities and assist individuals and families across the state.
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Homeless Service

Homeless Services

With the goal of transitioning to permanent housing, Catholic Charities of Oregon gives those living outside the resources and support they need to build lasting stability and self-sufficiency.
Housing

Caritas Housing

At the start of the new millennium, it became clear to us that more affordable housing was a key to serving people who’d been pushed to the margins of society. We now have more than 1,000 units of affordable housing across western Oregon.
Auxiliary

Community Services

For the most vulnerable residents in our housing or for those in the wider community, we provide support needed for long-term stability in housing.
Refugee Services

Migrant Services

The Catholic Church recognizes the right of all nations to control their borders and the flow of migrants within. At the same time, the church recognizes the right of individuals to migrate in search of safety and security, which often means leaving one’s country of origin.