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Catholic Charities outreach to homeless campers saves lives, builds relationships and can offer a path to housing

Splayed on cold damp cement, the man had a face that was quickly turning the color of a raincloud. A woman’s screams for help echoed off the brick buildings of Portland’s Old Town.

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Former refugee now a Catholic Charities intern

“Every day is like you are fighting for your life. You are trying to fit in, you are trying to fit in because you started as an outsider, you are a refugee you don’t speak English. I never seem to get over those feelings.” -Cing Sian Nem, 22, a University of Portland student who came…

UPDATE: Ukrainian immigrant progresses on path to language, employment

Olena Leschynska, a refugee from Ukraine, spoke last April at Catholic Charities of Oregon’s annual gala.

Catholic social teaching: option for the poor and vulnerable

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amid the challenges of modern society. Here is number four of the seven principles of the tradition.

Urgent need for temporary housing for refugees

Appeal goes out to Oregon property owners One of Oregon’s leading refugee resettlement organizations is asking local property owners to consider offering spare rooms, available rental units, and homes for temporary housing. Those with space to offer, please contact our housing coordinator, Jesse Crawford at Jcrawford@ccoregon.org or call 503-805-3563.

Help needed to fund refugee medical exams

When you support Catholic Charities of Oregon, you may be surprised at everything that gets covered. For example, now that public funding has ended for a pilot program that paid for mandatory refugee medical exams, Catholic Charities is hoping to revive the flow of aid with donor assistance.

Salem refugee effort traces its ancestry to Catholic Charities 

Salem for Refugees is a nonprofit organization located in Salem, Oregon that helps provide support and resources for refugees in the area.

Trainings on domestic abuse held in Newport

A team from Catholic Charities of Oregon went to the largest city on the Oregon coast in mid-August to train social service providers in options available for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and stalking.

Law Students Help with Learning

Students from local law schools who volunteer with Catholic Charities of Oregon Immigration Legal Services assist immigrants, asylees, refugees, recent arrivals from Afghanistan, and survivors of serious crimes, all while learning from the agency’s immigration lawyers. Students can earn school credit through an externship under the supervision of a Catholic Charities attorney or serve as interns.…

Digital inclusion program for refugees and immigrants offers language skill-building and access to online tools

The Digital Inclusion for Refugees and Immigrants (DIRI) program helps new and recently arrived refugee families by providing them with refurbished desktops or laptops and with a one-year subscription to Rosetta Stone language subscription software.

Acute need for assistance continues amid Oregon wildfire aftermath

Sandra Perez, Director of Asset & Facilities Management of Caritas Housing at Catholic Charities of Oregon, talks about the resiliency of the wildfire survivors in Medford, Oregon, the challenges they still face, and our agency’s efforts to provide ongoing legal services, financial relief support, and trauma-based counseling to the individuals and families impacted by the…

Política de inmigración durante la transición de la administración presidencial

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PRESS RELEASE: Extended Case Management for Refugees in Governor Kate Brown’s Recommended Budget

Catholic Charities, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Lutheran Community Services NW and our Partners in Oregon’s Refugee Resettlement Collaborative Applaud the Inclusion of Extended Case Management in Governor Kate Brown’s Recommended Budget.