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PROVIDING HELP, CREATING HOPE

Our mission is to assure that essential, life-saving services and supports are accessible to the most vulnerable Oregonians. The services we provide across the state of Oregon include affordable and supportive housing, financial empowerment, mental health & counseling, pregnancy and parenting support, legal services, intensive case management and more.

30K
Oregonians Served
1.8K
Individuals/Families Currently Housed
1.7K
Volunteers
14K
Volunteer Hours Served

Our Services

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

Healthy Housing

Catholic Charities of Oregon develops innovative solutions for some of our region’s most pressing housing challenges.
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.
Migration

Immigration Legal Services

Founded in 1996, our Immigration Legal Services division works to protect individuals and maintain and reunify families in need.
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Asset Development

Financial Wellness

Financial freedom starts by saving for tomorrow. Save First Financial Wellness offers services that are critical to weathering a financial crisis and attaining a healthy financial lifestyle.
Refugee Services

Refugee Services

Catholic Charities provides refugee resettlement and case management services to individuals and families who seek to make Oregon their new home.
Pregnancy and Parenting

Family Services

In partnership with our clients, we provide an array of family supportive services including counseling, case management, and education.
Counseling

Intercultural Counseling Center

Our team of skilled clinicians supports children, youth, adults, and families create lasting change and healthy relationships through trauma-informed and culturally sensitive mental and emotional support.
Disaster Relief

Disaster Services

When disaster hits, people go from security to vulnerability overnight. With complete recovery as the ultimate goal, we work to help survivors of disasters rebuild their lives and communities with short-, medium-, and long-term strategies, responding with care and compassion for the whole person.
Food

Food Services

As hunger and poverty in Oregon continue to rise, our Food Services program partners with local organizations to provide hot meals for those who are unsheltered and offers its own culinary training to help those experiencing barriers to employment regain their self-sufficiency and stability.
Auxiliary

Auxiliary Services

Catholic Charities of Oregon spearheads several initiatives to improve the quality of life of the people we serve and empower Oregon’s communities to do the same. Learn more about our projects by clicking on the tiles below.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis Center

Our center for volunteerism provides meaningful opportunities for people to engage with Catholic Charities of Oregon and their communities. By giving their time and energy in service to others, volunteers help make our mission possible. Questions about volunteering? Email volunteer@ccoregon.org or call the Volunteer Helpline at (503) 688-2536.
Articles

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Oregon lawmakers request $18 million to support the resettlement of 1,200 refugees

Posted By | Raeann Boero
“In a letter issued last week by Rep. Khanh Pham and Sen. Kayse Jama, the two Portland-area Democrats outlined the need for the state to invest in everything from housing assistance and case management to legal services for newly arrived Afghans.”

Catholic Sentinel: Catholics asked to help refugees with gift cards

Posted By | Raeann Boero
Catholic Charities of Oregon has been welcoming families from Afghanistan and helping them resettle in Oregon over the past several months. Catholic Charities staff have been incredibly grateful for the outpour of support from the surrounding community. One way people can continue to support resettlement efforts is by donating Fred Meyer Gift Cards.

The Oregonian: Portland's 'Transportation Wallet,' a subsidy conceived to free up parking, extended to help low-income city residents

Posted By | Raeann Boero
“A program born of a plan to reduce parking needs in some of Portland’s most crowded central districts is now being used to help residents in in some of its farthest-flung neighborhoods.”

Congratulations Germaine's Kitchen and Café Graduates!

Posted By | Raeann Boero
Special congratulations to our first cohort of students graduating from Germaine’s Kitchen and Café culinary training program. We could not be prouder! During their 16-weeks in the program they have learned professional culinary skills such as food safety, knife skills, sanitation and more! They’ve also been building professional skills including time-management, resume building, and customer…
Featured Event

Celebration of Hope 2022

Saturday Mar. 19, 2022 | to Thursday Mar. 24 |
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Our annual gala Celebration of Hope is back for another year—and you’re invited to attend virtually. Join us on Saturday, March 19, 2022 to raise support for the work we do and be with us to celebrate our incredible community of people that inspire hope in us.