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Catholic Charities outreach to homeless campers saves lives, builds relationships and can offer a path to housing

Splayed on cold damp cement, the man had a face that was quickly turning the color of a raincloud. A woman’s screams for help echoed off the brick buildings of Portland’s Old Town.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: In thanks for Portland’s Black churches

In the history of Portland’s struggle for civil rights, the church communities of Black citizens wielded the Gospels powerfully and skillfully. They worked peacefully to provide a great promise, hope and future for their communities.

Anchored in community

Bobbie, 75, wouldn’t dream of leaving Catholic Charities senior housing Bobbie is a human anchor at one Catholic Charities of Oregon senior housing site.

Two models of justice

At a time when we honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his extraordinary work in bending our nation toward justice, we want to hold up a lesser-known person who embodied the same tradition decades before King. Introducing St. Josephine Bakhita.

Our social justice statement

Over the past seven weeks, Catholic Charities of Oregon highlighted the seven principles of Catholic social teaching.

Catholic social teaching: Care for God's creation

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amid the challenges of modern society. Here is the seventh of the seven principles of the tradition.

DIY weatherization: Empowering residents with cost effective and practical solutions

On Dec. 12, a DIY Weatherization Workshop took place at Catholic Charities of Oregon’s Sacred Heart Villa, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Community Energy Project and the Energy Trust of Oregon, with support from Catholic Charities. The event aimed to equip attendees with practical knowledge on energy efficiency, weatherization, and cost-effective strategies to…

Catholic Charities again among Oregon’s most admired companies

For the 6th year in a row, Catholic Charities of Oregon has been named one of the most admired non-profits in Oregon.

Christmas Card Contest

This year, Catholic Charities of Oregon reinstated the annual Christmas Card Contest. The tradition invites participants from local Catholic schools to submit art to be used in a special Christmas greeting card for Catholic Charities’ communications. We are thrilled to be hosting this again and are so grateful to all the incredible students who participated…

These vending machines offer good works

The local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has chosen Catholic Charities of Oregon as one of the beneficiaries of this year’s holiday Light the World Giving Machines in Oregon.

Catholic social teaching: solidarity

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amid the challenges of modern society. Here is the sixth of the seven principles of the tradition.

Be a Holiday Helper

Catholic Charities of Oregon is collecting toys for families the agency serves Oregon donors can make Christmas joyful and memorable for struggling families by giving to Catholic Charities’ annual toy drive.

Catholic social teaching: the dignity of work and the rights of workers

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amid the challenges of modern society. Here is number five of the seven principles of the tradition.