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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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Meet Catholic Charities' Board Chair, Rebecca Yazzie

Rebecca Yazzie has served on the Catholic Charities board of directors since 2016 and is current board chair. She directs the Master of Social Work program at George Fox University, where she is associate professor of social work.

National Intern Day: Meet Marta Williams

Marta Williams, Catholic Charities of Oregon’s (CCO) new intern for Germaine’s Kitchen and Café (GKC), shares her passion for supplying fresh and healthy foods to those who need it most and why she loves working with CCO. “My goal is literally to feed the hungry of Portland…You may never be able to cure houselessness or…

Featured Friend of Catholic Charities: Casey Vu

Casey Vu is an amazing supporter, volunteer, former client, and friend of Catholic Charities of Oregon, and we are honored to share his story. Thank you, Casey.

Catholic Sentinel: Religious leaders express solidarity with Ukrainians

“In a Northwest Portland synagogue May 17, dozens of faith leaders expressed solidarity with Ukraine’s people and urged believers to contribute to humanitarian support.” To read the full article visit: https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/Religious-leaders-express-solidarity-with-Ukrainians-/2/35/45782

Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Tips

It’s Mental Health Awareness month; a time for reconnecting and reprioritizing self-care, healing, and wellness. As you consider what that means for you, here are a few Mental Health Tips to reflect on.

Catholic Sentinel: 'A Place to Heal'

The Annex, a homeless intervention project under our Healthy Housing Initiative, is going up fast! On February 18, Catholic Charities of Oregon celebrated with the Trubek Construction crew, Sister City, All Hands Architecture and other project partners with a topping out ceremony on 28 and Powell. Now resting at the top of the structure is…

Catholic Sentinel: Haitians working to make life better at home and away

With continued political strife and the most recent earthquake in Haiti, Haitians look for safety and stability in their lives. For some, that means looking for a new life in the United States. For those resettling in Oregon, Catholic Charities is one of the resettlement agencies working with Haitians to begin their lives here and…

Catholic Charities of Oregon Welcomes Natalie Wood as Executive Director

Since Deacon Rick Birkel, Ph.D. announced his retirement in April 2021, our board of directors have been conducting a nation-wide search for the next Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Oregon.

Catholic Sentinel: TIMELINE: 175 Years for the Archdiocese of Portland

Did you know that Catholic Charities of Oregon was created in 1933 in response to the Great Depression?

KATU: Season of Giving, Catholic Charities of Oregon

Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) proudly participated in KATU’s Season of Giving. Yesterday, December 21, Executive Director, Rick Birkel, presented on our programs and services on KATU’s AM Northwest.

Statesman Journal: Oregon Legislature approves $18 Million in additional support for Afghan refugee resettlement

The House convened for a special session on Monday and passed a bill that will allocate funding to the resettlement of Afghan refugees.

Fox 12 Oregon: Germaine's Kitchen and Café feeds community members in need

Germaine’s Kitchen and Café was featured on Good Day Oregon!