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Our Refugee Services program needs your help!

Posted By | Meghan Blood

Please help us support refugee families and continue to keep Oregon a welcoming state for our newly arrived brothers and sisters. Catholic Charities of Oregon has several ways to get involved. Check out some of our volunteer opportunities with refugees and refugee families:

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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. 

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.

Disaster Strikes, Faith and Unity Endure

Cynthia Molina, MSW, QMHP, CSWA, and Assistant Director of Emergency and Navigation Services, talks about coming together to keep faith and hope alive in the face of disaster after visiting Medford, OR, to provide legal clinics, hygiene items, and other essential supplies to the individuals and families devastated by the recent wildfires.
John Herrera

Hope in the Midst of Loss

John Herrera, Catholic Charities’ Director of Immigration Legal Services, talks about hope in the midst of loss after visiting Medford, OR, to offer legal clinics and distribute hygiene items and other essential supplies to the individuals and families devastated by the recent wildfires.

Refugee Services team helps newcomers find and maintain employment

Those who flee oppression and violence arrive in the U.S. to find yet another dire situation. Catholic Charities’ Refugee Services department has developed resources to keep newcomers employed and housed.
Matthew Westerbeck

Refugee resettlement in the NW corner of the U.S.: “An honor and a privilege”

This post originally appeared on USCCB’s Faces of Migration blog.
John Herrera

I've Been Called a Lot of Things...But Never an Angel

John Herrera is the director of the Immigration Legal Services program at Catholic Charities. He gave these remarks at a Christmas party hosted by friends of Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities takes part in a demonstration supporting Oregon's refugee resettlement agencies

Catholic Charities Board Member Featured in "Lower Refugee Cap Concerns Catholic Groups"

Before joining the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, Francis Kham was a refugee. Today, he is an outspoken advocate for both the Portland Zomi community, of which he is a part, and refugee resettlement in general, which has been reduced from 80,000 in 2016 to just 18,000 today. Read the full story from the Catholic…
Case management and advocacy pave the road to self-sufficiency

Case Management and Advocacy Pave the Road to Self-Sufficiency

What does it take to help someone move past the trauma and culture shock experienced by so many new arrivals? Agencies like Catholic Charities help refugees rebuild their lives and become participating members in our community through a myriad of services, ranging from case management to advocacy. Case Manager Supervisor Fowzia Abdulle has dedicated her…