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Welcome to Germaine’s Kitchen Café!

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Welcome to Germaine’s Kitchen Café, a Gluten Free Culinary Arts program of Catholic Charities Oregon. Here, our program delivers a variety of essential skills helping our students and participants on a path to success in a professional kitchen or foodservice operation. Our program offers in-class instruction on the fundamentals and foundations of cooking along with the very important job/life skills and hands-on learning in just 16 weeks.

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Save First Financial Wellness: Client Success Story

In August 2021, a Zomi family purchased their first home – a 5-bedroom, 3-bath house in outer SE Portland.  The road to make this dream come true wasn’t easy. Working closely alongside our Catholic Charities of Oregon and Save First Financial Wellness teams, this family embarked on a 3-year-long, sometimes arduous, path that required careful…

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Oregon Law Foundation

We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support, and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and spread Christ’s light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we can bring…

How to Help Friends and Family who are in Afghanistan

A widespread humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan. Thousands of people who have worked as interpreters, translators, and in other capacities alongside the United States military over the past twenty years, including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, find themselves and their families in danger. If you are looking to help family and friends who are…

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: William Ahmanson

We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support, and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who partner with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we can bring vital, lifesaving services to our neighbors in greatest…

Disaster Services preparedness tip: School and workplace safety plans

Disasters can happen at any time and anywhere. Making sure you have a plan in place for every location at which you and your family spend time is critical.

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Kaiser Permanente

We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support, and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who partner with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we can bring vital, lifesaving services to our neighbors in greatest…

How to store food for an emergency

In this month’s disaster preparedness tip, we explore easy ways to safely store food in case of an emergency.

After 42 years of service, Immigration Legal Services staff member retires

BIA Accredited Representative Long Ba Nguyen is retiring at the end of June after 42 years at Catholic Charities of Oregon. Yes, 42 years! What an incredible tenure with the agency.

Donor appreciation spotlight: Mark and Leslie Ganz

We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and help to spread light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are…

High temperatures are coming: Are you prepared?

With Metro area temperatures soaring this week, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated. Review the information below and share it with friends, neighbors and clients.

Our Refugee Services program needs your help!

Please help us support refugee families and continue to keep Oregon a welcoming state for our newly arrived brothers and sisters. Catholic Charities of Oregon has several ways to get involved. Check out some of our volunteer opportunities with refugees and refugee families:

Digital inclusion program for refugees and immigrants offers language skill-building and access to online tools

The Digital Inclusion for Refugees and Immigrants (DIRI) program helps new and recently arrived refugee families by providing them with refurbished desktops or laptops and with a one-year subscription to Rosetta Stone language subscription software.