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Featured Friend of Catholic Charities: Casey Vu

Posted By | Raeann Boero

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.

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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.

Portland Business Journal: Nonprofits-Oregon's Most Admired Companies of 2021

On Friday December 10th, Portland Business Journal announced the recipients for this year’s Most Admired nonprofits in Oregon.

Catholic Sentinel: Catholic Charities a partner in NE Portland apartment project

“By summer 2024, a private-public development team hopes to have 137 low-cost apartments ready on a large urban parcel that formerly housed a Christian television station. Catholic Charities of Oregon is playing a key role.”

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.