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Study: Tiny home villages highly effective

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Catholic Charities’ Kenton Women’s Village even more successful than average

Formerly homeless people living in pod groupings like Kenton Women’s Village move into permanent housing at three times the rate of those living in more traditional homeless shelters, researchers from Portland State University have found.

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Remembering Kevin Jeans Gail, champion of Catholic social action

A man who responded to tragedy with love supports Catholic Charities of Oregon in a final act A prominent Catholic community organizer who cared fiercely about Catholic social teaching has included Catholic Charities of Oregon in his estate bequest.

$2.4 million federal grant to support a green retrofit of Portland affordable housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $2.4 million to Catholic Charities of Oregon for the green retrofit of a 40-year-old North Portland affordable housing complex. Teams from Catholic Charities of Oregon and the Oregon field office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hold HUD’s $2.4 million check to…

Catholic Charities receives Trillium Community Health Plan grant for refugee health

Funding is part of a program to support local projects advancing equity in health care Catholic Charities of Oregon has received a Trillium Community Benefit Initiative grant from Trillium Community Health Plan (Trillium). With the grant, Catholic Charities is supporting the health and wellbeing of refugees federal authorities have approved for residency here.

Foundation supports services that work – with a personal touch

One organization that supports the work of Catholic Charities of Oregon has a knack for picking effective projects that focus closely on individuals.

Film important for today

Carmel Communications allowed Catholic Charities of Oregon to preview a new film on Mother Cabrini, the Italian nun who founded hundreds of institutions for immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She had a special focus on the United States.

‘It’s freedom, a chance to expand’

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. The volunteers from Reborn Bikes want to share their two-wheeled joy…

‘I think it is in our DNA’

Major supporter, born the same year as Catholic Charities, reflects on her family’s long connection to the helping organization Amid the Great Depression, Catholic Charities of Oregon and Susanne Mayer entered the world. Both have offered brightness and hope even when times are tough. “I think that’s why I have such an affinity for Catholic…

Video captures 90 years for Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Oregon has issued a new video about its 90-year history.

‘We used to be your neighbors’

Formerly homeless women address misconceptions about people on the streets Three Portland women who once were homeless stepped forward May 18 to dispel myths about the difficult life.

Amazon donates and hopes to be a job source

Crews from a North Portland Amazon warehouse and distribution center on March 27 donated household items to Catholic Charities’ Kenton Women’s Village, with a promise of more to come. Amazon also wants to create a job pipeline from the tiny home village.

Construction nearing completion

Construction should be done by mid-August on a Southeast Portland building completely devoted to permanent supportive housing. Francis & Clare Place, a project of Catholic Charities of Oregon, offers 61 units plus services to help residents achieve stability and stay housed. “These housing units will provide individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness a safe and…