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Salem refugee effort traces its ancestry to Catholic Charities 

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Salem for Refugees is a nonprofit organization located in Salem, Oregon that helps provide support and resources for refugees in the area.

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Salem refugee effort traces its ancestry to Catholic Charities 

Salem for Refugees is a nonprofit organization located in Salem, Oregon that helps provide support and resources for refugees in the area.

Profile: Antoinette Awuakye

Antoinette is a Catholic Charities Board member and senior regulatory affairs specialist at Cambia Health Solutions. She was a young girl when she immigrated to the United States from Ghana, West Africa.

A new home off the streets

Innovative affordable housing with services set for key Portland neighborhood Catholic Charities of Oregon broke ground Sept. 12 on another building with low-cost apartments for people working their way out of homelessness. Francis & Clare Place in the Buckman neighborhood of Southeast Portland will offer 61 units plus services to help residents achieve stability and…

Catholic social teaching: life and dignity of the human person

In honor of Catholic Charities’ 90th anniversary of providing help and hope to those who need it most, we are doing a 7 part series on the principles of Catholic social teaching.

September is national preparedness month: It's best to be prepared for the worst

It’s knowledge they hope they’ll never need to use. Natalie Wood, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oregon, and Nicole Sherriffs, senior human resources manager, attended a mid-August regional training on responding to disasters. The agency mounted a major response after wildfires devastated Oregon in 2020 and 2021. Now, it’s poised to restart disaster services…

New board chair begins role

The new chairman of the Catholic Charities of Oregon board of directors is a native Oregonian who has served quietly but actively for decades in philanthropic roles.

‘Living what you believe’ Parish and Catholic Charities team up for refugee ministry 

Daily encounters with fascinating families from around the world have transformed a grateful team of volunteers from St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland.  Since 2018, the parish has used a spare building to house refugees being served by Catholic Charities of Oregon. Tibbetts House, with five bedrooms, is a temporary wayside used while refugees and…

Leadership expert named head of Catholic Charities USA  

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Kerry Alys Robinson, an expert in Catholic leadership and philanthropy, will serve as the next president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA.

National delegation impressed with housing progress

A three-person team from Catholic Charities USA visited Portland June 29, meeting with Catholic Charities of Oregon leaders and touring local affordable housing sites. The delegation is part of the Healthy Housing Initiative, in which Catholic Charities agencies have teamed up with local healthcare providers and Catholic dioceses and parishes to create opportunities for housing…

An evening with Fr. Greg Boyle and former gang members

On Sunday, June 25, in partnership with the University of Portland, Catholic Charities of Oregon hosted Fr. Greg Boyle for an evening of inspirational storytelling.

Remembering Katie by taking breakfast to the streets

On July 6, Catholic Charities outreach staff and volunteers will stride into the morning and pass out sack breakfasts to houseless people on Portland’s inner east side.

Love shows in lunch

Catholic Sisters bring monthly meal to clients of Catholic Charities BEAVERTON — Each month, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon here serve Jesus through the clacking of kitchen knives, the whir of a blender and the whoosh of a whisk.