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Aman's Journey to Safety and Stability

Posted By | Raeann Boero

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.

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Catholic Sentinel Closes October 1, 2022

Since its establishment in 1870, The Catholic Sentinel has beautifully connected the hearts of Catholics through storytelling and faithful Catholic Journalism. From all of us at Catholic Charities of Oregon, our hearts are filled with gratitude. Thank you, Catholic Sentinel, for your incredible partnership in lifting up the stories of the most vulnerable Oregonians. You…

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…

Catholic Sentinel: Affordable housing opens in St. Johns

Catholic Charities of Oregon celebrated the completion of a new affordable housing complex, Cathedral Village, on September 20. This new development includes 110 units of affordable housing and residents will have access to Catholic Charities full suite of wrap-around services. ‘“People are looking for more than just housing,” Catholic Charities executive director Natalie Wood said…

Catholic Sentinel: Catholic Charities Leader learned compassion early on

“My hope is to create a very strong Catholic Charities, strong in the faith and embodying the Catholic social teaching that is so important to me.” Our faithful leader, Natalie Wood, was recently featured in the Catholic Sentinel! Read the full article here: https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/Catholic-Charities-leader-learned-compassion-early-on-/2/35/46346

Catholic Sentinel: 'Untiring in zeal'

Former Catholic Charities board member, Mike Whitney, is an exemplary parishioner. In addition to serving on Catholic Charities board for 6 years, he served on the board of Catholic Community Services of Lane County for 12 years. Mike began his Catholic journey shortly after marrying his wife, Kay, and joining the Eugene police force. Father…

DJC Oregon: Collaborative effort produces unique building

In collaboration with Truebeck Construction, All Hands Architecture, and Sister City, Catholic Charities of Oregon opens Chiles House, formerly known as The Annex. Chiles House has 27 units of affordable housing for Catholic Charities’ clients who are emerging from or at risk of experiencing homelessness. This project is innovative not only in design, with its…

Catholic Sentinel: Bequests can transform Catholic Ministry

What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind after you’re gone? Why not consider a gift to a cause you believe in? It this article, Sarah Granger, Interim Chief Development Officer for Catholic Charities, shares her thoughts and experiences with donors who leave legacy gifts. “’It’s people who are really in touch with…

Catholic Sentinel: Housing in works for Zomi refugees

Francis Kham came to Portland from Myanmar as a refugee back in 2015. Part of the Zomi community, Kham was persecuted for his religious beliefs and forced to flee. It was Catholic Charities of Oregon that helped support Kham and his family during their resettlement process; Kham now sits on Catholic Charities’ Board of Directors.…

Catholic Sentinel: Catholic Charities dedicates low-cost housing alongside headquarters

On July 19, Catholic Charities of Oregon opened Chiles House; 27-units of affordable and supportive housing. Chiles House is located right next door to Catholic Charities’ headquarters and its residents will have access to Catholic Charities in depth wrap-around services including access to food, employment support, financial education, counseling services, and more. Read the full…

News 10: Almeda fire survivors come together as two year anniversary approaches

Last weekend a group of Almeda fire survivors came together in Talent, Oregon almost 2 years after the devastating wildfire.  While some have been able to rebuild, others are still feeling the impact of the wildfire’s destruction and continue to hold hope for things to get better. For those that lost their homes, their greatest…

DJC Oregon: Happy Valleys first affordable housing development gaining steam

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Sightline Institute: Affordable Housing in Oregon is about to Catch a Big Break in Parking Mandates

In this article, author Katie Gould, explores the limitations and barriers parking restrictions have on affordable housing projects. Catholic Charities’ Community Development and Housing Manager, Julia Metz, comments on the issue as it relates to one of Catholic Charities’ development projects. Good Shepherd Village is currently under construction in Happy Valley and will provide 143…