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Remarks from Catholic Charities’ Executive Director at Multi-faith Prayer Service for the Zomi Community

Posted By | Meghan Blood

On April 17, 2021, Catholic Charities of Oregon and Zomi Catholic Community Portland (ZCCP) hosted a multi-faith prayer service for the Zomi community. Leaders from the Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, and other Christian denominations joined the Zomi community in Oregon and other refugee communities, as well as Catholic Charities of Oregon, state senators and local representatives for the prayer service.

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Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Chris Duffin

We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and help to spread light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are…

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Leanne Mruzik

We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and spread Christ’s light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are able…

PRESS RELEASE: Catholic Charities Breaks Ground on 110 New Affordable Apartments in North Portland

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 2, 2021—Catholic Charities of Oregon, in collaboration with Related Northwest, will celebrate the groundbreaking of Cathedral Village Apartments on Feb. 9, 2021. Download the full release

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Xander Anton

We are fortunate to have generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are able to bring vital, lifesaving services to our neighbors in greatest need. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s…

Year-end housing finance changes benefit Healthy Housing Initiative projects

In its year-end pandemic relief and funding package, Congress delivered a surprise gift for affordable housing: wonky but noteworthy improvements to one of the most common methods of paying for affordable housing, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

Amid Pandemic, Catholic Charities' Dedicated Housing Entity Pledges Homes and Provides Rental Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic and housing crisis in Oregon have created acute uncertainty, especially for those who are vulnerable to houselessness. Our dedicated housing entity, Caritas Housing, is taking steps to keep its residents comforted and sheltered.

Resident Services: Distanced but not Disconnected

Through two major crises this year, the COVID-19 pandemic and Oregon wildfires, our resident services coordinators (RSCs) have served as our residents’ lifelines to critical resources like food, hygiene supplies, and information. Perhaps more profoundly, however, our staff has helped residents—many of whom live alone and depend on their housing communities—maintain the essential human connection…
Rose Bak

Housing (in)Stability

In a region that has already experienced increasingly high rates of homelessness and instability over the last ten years, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to impact our community for years to come. Catholic Charities’ Chief Program Officer, Rose Bak, illustrates the urgent need for more systemic supports for those experiencing, or who are vulnerable…

National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

Today marks the 30th annual National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. On this day we come together to honor the lives lost in homelessness this past year, call for change, and advocate on behalf of our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness. National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day always occurs on the longest night of the year, which…

Oregon Wildfires: The Long Road to Recovery

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon’s devastating September wildfires took lives, homes, and acres of land. Whole communities were destroyed. People’s entire livelihoods are gone, their futures uncertain. Alongside local and national partners, Catholic Charities has been supporting disaster relief efforts in Medford, Phoenix, and Talent.

Rebuilding: Oregon Wildfire Victims Turn to Catholic Charities After Losing Homes, Stability, Livelihoods

(VIDEO) Amid an already stressful year, thousands of Oregonians—many from immigrant communities—suffered trauma and devastation unlike many of us will see in our lifetimes. 

HH Week: Homelessness Mythbusters

There are many misconceptions about hunger, homeless, and the people who suffer from them. We’re debunking some of those myths during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.