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

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Did you know that Catholic Charities of Oregon was created in 1933 in response to the Great Depression?

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KATU: Season of Giving, Catholic Charities of Oregon

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

“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

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.

National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

Today marks the 31st annual National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Please join us in honoring our unhoused neighbors who lost their lives during this past year. We hold these individuals, and those who continue to combat homelessness, close to our hearts this day, the longest day of the year.

Statesman Journal: Oregon Legislature approves $18 Million in additional support for Afghan refugee resettlement

The House convened for a special session on Monday and passed a bill that will allocate funding to the resettlement of Afghan refugees.

Fox 12 Oregon: Germaine's Kitchen and Café feeds community members in need

Germaine’s Kitchen and Café was featured on Good Day Oregon!

Portland Business Journal: Nonprofits-Oregon's Most Admired Companies of 2021

On Friday December 10th, Portland Business Journal announced the recipients for this year’s Most Admired nonprofits in Oregon.

Holidays without Hunger

On Wednesday, December 8 , a small group from Catholic Charities of Oregon made a visit to Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, a Senior Living Community in Lake Oswego, for their Holidays Without Hunger event.

Catholic Sentinel: Catholic Charities a partner in NE Portland apartment project

“By summer 2024, a private-public development team hopes to have 137 low-cost apartments ready on a large urban parcel that formerly housed a Christian television station. Catholic Charities of Oregon is playing a key role.”

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Oregon lawmakers request $18 million to support the resettlement of 1,200 refugees

“In a letter issued last week by Rep. Khanh Pham and Sen. Kayse Jama, the two Portland-area Democrats outlined the need for the state to invest in everything from housing assistance and case management to legal services for newly arrived Afghans.”

Catholic Sentinel: Catholics asked to help refugees with gift cards

Catholic Charities of Oregon has been welcoming families from Afghanistan and helping them resettle in Oregon over the past several months. Catholic Charities staff have been incredibly grateful for the outpour of support from the surrounding community. One way people can continue to support resettlement efforts is by donating Fred Meyer Gift Cards.

The Oregonian: Portland's 'Transportation Wallet,' a subsidy conceived to free up parking, extended to help low-income city residents

“A program born of a plan to reduce parking needs in some of Portland’s most crowded central districts is now being used to help residents in in some of its farthest-flung neighborhoods.”