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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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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.

Parents learn ons and offs of cloth diapers

Urgent need: Baby wipes  When young families go shopping, Catholic Charities of Oregon wants to make sure they don’t need to choose between food and diapers. That’s why the agency is grateful for the support of PDX Diaper Bank, which provides boxes of free diapers for families being helped by Catholic Charities’ Refugee & Family…

Juneteenth

Union soldiers, many of them Black, marched to plantations across the American South in 1863 and loudly read the Emancipation Proclamation. Slaves in Confederate states were free. But not everyone was liberated promptly in places still under Confederate control. That included my home state of Texas, where Union troops didn’t arrive in force until June…

Construction starts on 137 Units of affordable housing in Northeast Portland

Leaders from real estate firm Related Northwest, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) and Catholic Charities of Oregon joined funders from Metro, Portland Housing Bureau and Oregon Housing & Community Services June 12 to mark the start of construction of Glisan Landing, 137 units of affordable housing in Northeast Portland.

The unique vision of a leading expert on gang intervention and what it can mean for all of society

Seeking to heal and elevate public discourse on social issues, Catholic Charities of Oregon is hosting a talk by a widely celebrated minister to former gang members. Father Greg Boyle often says amid cultural debates: “There is no us and them, only us.”

Monastery property to continue as space for service and love

MOUNT ANGEL — Like many of Oregon’s elders, the Benedictine Sisters are downsizing. They are selling the four-story monastery that has housed generations of nuns since 1888. They have bequeathed most of their ministries to younger hands. By the end of May, all the remaining sisters will have moved from their 30-acre campus to nearby…

Catholic Charities buildings named finalists for prize

Two Catholic Charities housing developments are up for awards in the 2023 TopProjects competition. The Daily Journal of Commerce contest recognizes the best buildings put up in the past year in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Catholic Charities lauded for fire recovery work

SALEM — Since late 2020, Oregon has provided long-term shelter in Jackson County to survivors of the 2020 Labor Day wildfires. With the help of organizations like Catholic Charities of Oregon, remaining survivors this spring were able to move out of shelters into their own homes.