Catholic Charities History
Catholic Charities is the active, hands-on, social service arm of the Catholic Church. Over the years, we have sought to respond to the ever-emerging needs of the poor and vulnerable throughout western Oregon, consistent with the call of Jesus and the teachings of the Church. We do this as an active part of faith, regardless of the faith of those that work with us or of those we serve. As you’ll see from the timeline below, several initiatives have followed in steady succession to increasingly meet the needs of our community.