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Our Impact

We believe in making a difference. Since 1933, Catholic Charities has provided comprehensive care and services for people in need so that their lives are improved and their dignity is honored. In partnership with volunteers, local businesses, partner agencies and local government, we reach thousands of people every year with compassionate care. The power of our impact is felt throughout the community each day as we work tirelessly to break the cycle of poverty.

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2022 impact report
2021 impact report
2020 impact report

 

Our Calling

We address the immediate needs of our clients while supporting social changes that address the root causes of poverty and injustice. Through charitable works and justice advocacy – the primary demands of our faith identity – we empower those we serve to enjoy full participation in the community.

Each year, we work with individuals and families across more than 27 counties in the Pacific Northwest to provide the support they need to thrive in a dynamic and volatile world. From refugee resettlement to homeless and housing services, removal defense to trauma-informed counseling, the myriad of services provided by Catholic Charities, in partnership with donors, volunteers, and corporate and community leaders, provides relief to thougsands of men, women, and children every year.

Articles

Recognize Resurrection

Posted By | Natalie Wood
Easter is more than a day. It’s a seven-week season focused on renewal and wonder. And Easter is also much more than a historic event. It changed history, infusing it with great patterns of hope. Your support for Catholic Charities of Oregon can help make sure that Easter just keeps happening, day by day.

‘It’s freedom, a chance to expand’

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Catholic Charites refugee team partners with local organization that provides free bicycles More than 50 Portland-area refugees served by Catholic Charities of Oregon will be rolling through spring with new or refurbished bicycles, helmets and locks. That’s thanks to a consortium of cycle-minded nonprofits.

In the News: Catholic Charities seeks housing for 3 refugee families that just arrived in Portland

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications (source KGW8)
This story highlights the critical refugee resettlement work being done by Catholic Charities of Oregon.  After greeting families and individuals at the airport from countries like the Ukraine, securing housing for refugees is a first and crucial step toward stability and healing.

Lifting each other

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Throwback Thursday: Refugee family and neighbors create a transformative bond This is a story about a family from 9,000 miles away with so much gravitas and good nature that a Portland neighborhood has fallen hopelessly in love.