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PROVIDING HELP, CREATING HOPE

A widespread humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan. Thousands of people who have worked as interpreters, translators, and in other capacities alongside the United States military over the past twenty years, including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, find themselves and their families in danger.

If you are looking to help family and friends who are in Afghanistan, or if you wish to support the Afghan refugee crisis, click here.

If you are looking to volunteer, please review all our open volunteer opportunities at: www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org/volunteer.

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Our Services

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

Affordable Housing

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

Healthy Housing Initiative

“We are called to shelter the homeless and provide comfort and care to the afflicted with comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4
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.
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Welcome to Germaine’s Kitchen Café!

Posted By | Jon Wirtis
Welcome to Germaine’s Kitchen Café, a Gluten Free Culinary Arts program of Catholic Charities Oregon. Here, our program delivers a variety of essential skills helping our students and participants on a path to success in a professional kitchen or foodservice operation. Our program offers in-class instruction on the fundamentals and foundations of cooking along with…

Save First Financial Wellness: Client Success Story

Posted By | Randy Lucas, Save First Asset Program Building Manager and IDA Specialist
In August 2021, a Zomi family purchased their first home – a 5-bedroom, 3-bath house in outer SE Portland.  The road to make this dream come true wasn’t easy. Working closely alongside our Catholic Charities of Oregon and Save First Financial Wellness teams, this family embarked on a 3-year-long, sometimes arduous, path that required careful…

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Oregon Law Foundation

Posted By | Vanessa Briseño, Chief Development & Communications Officer
We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support, and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and spread Christ’s light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we can bring…

How to Help Friends and Family who are in Afghanistan

Posted By | Vanessa Briseño, Chief Development & Communications Officer
A widespread humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan. Thousands of people who have worked as interpreters, translators, and in other capacities alongside the United States military over the past twenty years, including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, find themselves and their families in danger. If you are looking to help family and friends who are…