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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, refugee resettlement,  and more.

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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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

Catholic Sentinel: TIMELINE: 175 Years for the Archdiocese of Portland

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Did you know that Catholic Charities of Oregon was created in 1933 in response to the Great Depression?

KATU: Season of Giving, Catholic Charities of Oregon

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) proudly participated in KATU’s Season of Giving. Yesterday, December 21, Executive Director, Rick Birkel, presented on our programs and services on KATU’s AM Northwest.

Listening and Kindness: Revelations of God's Wisdom

Posted By | Sarah Granger, Interim Chief Development Officer
“When any one of us chooses to listen to another, and then responds with kindness, offering hope born out of our own experience of struggle, we reveal the wisdom of God.“

Volunteer Spotlight: University of Portland Nursing Students

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
At Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) we are blessed with a robust community of volunteers throughout our various programs. Today we would like to highlight the partnership between the University of Portland’s school of nursing and our resident services.
Featured Event

Celebration of Hope 2022

Saturday Mar. 19, 2022 |
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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 who are courageous in love and inspire hope in us. Pre-show begins at…