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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 in creating 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 workforce development 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

Aman's Journey to Safety and Stability

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Without Chiles House, Aman would have been living on the streets, battling his PTSD alone and facing the additional trauma of homelessness. Thanks to Chiles House, Aman now has a safe place to heal and has access to counseling right next door at Catholic Charities’ headquarters.

National Catholic Reporter: Amid rising homelessness, Catholic-run tiny home villages build more than shelter

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Oregon’s Kenton Women’s Village was recently featured in an article with the National Catholic Reporter highlighting the value of tiny home/pod communities in Oregon. Kenton Women’s Village (KWV) launched in 2017; a creative and collaborative project, KWV offers a new approach for addressing houselessness at a small scale. The villagers at Kenton…

Darla's Story of Hope

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
The Housing Transitions Program (HTP) operates on the Housing First model that prioritizes finding permanent housing as quickly as possible, providing supportive services as needed. Everyone’s path at Catholic Charities is different and Darla’s story is a beautiful example of a Catholic Charities client’s journey into permanent housing.

Catholic Sentinel Closes October 1, 2022

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Since its establishment in 1870, The Catholic Sentinel has beautifully connected the hearts of Catholics through storytelling and faithful Catholic Journalism. From all of us at Catholic Charities of Oregon, our hearts are filled with gratitude. Thank you, Catholic Sentinel, for your incredible partnership in lifting up the stories of the most vulnerable Oregonians. You…