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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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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.

New residents will need supplies

In October, Catholic Charities of Oregon will welcome 142 households to their new homes at Good Shepherd Village apartments in Happy Valley. Among the residents at this new, light-filled  building will be 58 families and Veterans with very low incomes who are transitioning from homelessness.

Helping residents stay cool

Before temperatures soared in Portland, Catholic Charities of Oregon hosted workshops at some of its housing sites to help residents discover low-cost ways to stay cool.

New garden good for health, community

Deep down, everyone’s a farmer. In a quiet yard at Esperanza Court, planter boxes wear a cap of sprouting lettuce, green beans, beets and other vegetables. Residents of the Catholic Charities affordable housing community in Southeast Portland are caring for the little garden, and the results include healthy food, daily exercise and community interaction.

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…

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.

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.

Lunch among ladies

March 8, is International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we’d like to share with you this video and beautiful story from the women of Kenton.

Aman's Journey to Safety and Stability

Without Chiles House, Aman would have been living on the streets, battling his PTSD alone and facing the additional trauma of homelessness. Thanks to Chiles House, Aman now has a safe place to heal and has access to counseling right next door at Catholic Charities’ headquarters.

Darla's Story of Hope

The Housing Transitions Program (HTP) operates on the Housing First model that prioritizes finding permanent housing as quickly as possible, providing supportive services as needed. Everyone’s path at Catholic Charities is different and Darla’s story is a beautiful example of a Catholic Charities client’s journey into permanent housing.

Portland Tribune: New affordable housing project opens in St. Johns

In partnership with Related NW, Catholic Charities introduces Cathedral Village. Cathedral Village apartments includes 110 units and is funded in part by Portland Housing Bureau’s affordable housing bond. ‘”We’re thrilled to celebrate the completion of Cathedral Village,” said Natalie Wood, Executive Director Catholic Charities of Oregon. “We know how urgently Portland needs affordable housing for…