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Posted By | Raeann Boero

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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Health fairs are good medicine at housing sites

At the more than 1,000 than affordable apartments built and served by Catholic Charities of Oregon, the medical house call is not a thing of the past. On a regular basis, Catholic Charities and Providence Health and Services organize health fairs in the common areas of housing sites so residents can get vaccines, have blood…

Urgent need for temporary housing for refugees

Appeal goes out to Oregon property owners One of Oregon’s leading refugee resettlement organizations is asking local property owners to consider offering spare rooms, available rental units, and homes for temporary housing. Those with space to offer, please contact our housing coordinator, Jesse Crawford at Jcrawford@ccoregon.org or call 503-805-3563.

Lane County work supported

EUGENE — Catholic Community Services of Lane County helped a large group of supporters start their day right Sept. 21 during a breakfast at Venue 252.

Catholic social teaching: call to family, community, and participation

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.

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…