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PROVIDING HELP, CREATING HOPE

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.

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.
Articles

‘To show care’

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Catholic Charities outreach to homeless campers saves lives, builds relationships and can offer a path to housing Splayed on cold damp cement, the man had a face that was quickly turning the color of a raincloud. A woman’s screams for help echoed off the brick buildings of Portland’s Old Town.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: In thanks for Portland’s Black churches

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
In the history of Portland’s struggle for civil rights, the church communities of Black citizens wielded the Gospels powerfully and skillfully. They worked peacefully to provide a great promise, hope and future for their communities.

Anchored in community

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Bobbie, 75, wouldn’t dream of leaving Catholic Charities senior housing Bobbie is a human anchor at one Catholic Charities of Oregon senior housing site.

Catholic Charities workers braved cold to help at shelters

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
During January’s deadly cold in Oregon, two Catholic Charities of Oregon workers risked their safety to volunteer at area warming shelters. Honor Hehn and Korin Kanzler traveled to the shelters in unprecedented slipperiness, braving falls in treacherous ice left by freezing rain. Fifteen people died in the area. Broken wrists, elbows and hips surged in…