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Oregon Public Broadcasting: Oregon lawmakers request $18 million to support the resettlement of 1,200 refugees

Posted By | Raeann Boero

“In a letter issued last week by Rep. Khanh Pham and Sen. Kayse Jama, the two Portland-area Democrats outlined the need for the state to invest in everything from housing assistance and case management to legal services for newly arrived Afghans.”

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Oregon Public Broadcasting: Oregon lawmakers request $18 million to support the resettlement of 1,200 refugees

“In a letter issued last week by Rep. Khanh Pham and Sen. Kayse Jama, the two Portland-area Democrats outlined the need for the state to invest in everything from housing assistance and case management to legal services for newly arrived Afghans.”

Catholic Sentinel: Catholics asked to help refugees with gift cards

Catholic Charities of Oregon has been welcoming families from Afghanistan and helping them resettle in Oregon over the past several months. Catholic Charities staff have been incredibly grateful for the outpour of support from the surrounding community. One way people can continue to support resettlement efforts is by donating Fred Meyer Gift Cards.

The Oregonian: Portland's 'Transportation Wallet,' a subsidy conceived to free up parking, extended to help low-income city residents

“A program born of a plan to reduce parking needs in some of Portland’s most crowded central districts is now being used to help residents in in some of its farthest-flung neighborhoods.”

Salem Reporter: Salem now has its own refugee resettlement agency

Salem for Refugees, having recently achieved nonprofit designation, is now officially 1 of 4 refugee resettlement agencies in the state of Oregon.

Catholic Sentinel: Fires pose danger to homeless, neighbors

Chief Program Officer, Rose Bak, spoke with the Catholic Sentinel regarding the most recent of three fires this fall occurring in abandoned buildings occupied by individuals experiencing homelessness.

Catholic New York: ‘The Border Is Everywhere’ Asylum Initiative Begins in New York

Catholic Charities of Oregon was featured in Catholic New York as a partner in the pilot project “The Border is Everywhere”.

Catholic Sentinel: Gift drive for children starting

Catholic Charities of Oregon’s annual Client Christmas Event is upon us. Every year Catholic Charities partners with local business to supply toys and other gifts for our client’s families during the holiday season.

Oregon Vaccine News: Magic COVID-19 team Brings vaccination confidence to Oregon and across the world

Catholic Charities of Oregon was recently featured in Oregon Vaccine News for efforts in ensuring refugees have access to information & resources related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Little did we know that our intentional approach and the incredible work from our COVID-19 Community Engagement Specialists would have a global impact.”

The Oregonian: Fleeing Chaos, Afghan family finds open arms in Portland's Cully Neighborhood

Catholic Charities of Oregon continues to welcome families from Afghanistan resettling here in Portland.

Catholic Sentinel: New Catholic Charities culinary training program feeds souls and stomachs

The Catholic Sentinel recently did a story on our very own Germaine’s Kitchen and Café (GKC).

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

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.