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The Challenge of Homelessness in Oregon - What's to be done?

Posted By | Hannah Macfarlane

As a leader in the community, Catholic Charities’ long-standing work and expertise in serving those experiencing homelessness led to a partnership with John Gould, Doug Walta, Steve Schell and Tuck Wilson. The diverse group of professionals came together to gather research and best practices over two years to produce their new report, The Challenge of Homelessness in Oregon. Catholic Charities is proud to share this new report and hopes it inspires discussion and action.

Read the report here.

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What Is Public Charge? The State of Oregon Addresses Frequently Asked Questions on DHS Rule Change

Background: On August 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it has finalized the new public charge rule. The new rule will take effect October 15, 2019; it is not retroactive. Changes include, but are not limited to, expanding the kinds of public benefits considered in the public charge test. Under the…

Migration Services Featured in "'A blanket of fear’: How deportations affect children"

A recent article in the Catholic Sentinel discusses the destructive effects of deportations and detentions on children and families. The Catholic Sentinel’s Katie Scott spoke to Pope Francis Center Director Vanessa Briseño, Intercultural Counseling Center Manager Lucrecia Suarez, Immigration Legal Services Director John Herrera, and retired immigration judge Michael Bennett. Read the article on their…
A volunteer serves food at the St. Francis Dining Hall

Catholic Charities Featured in "Catholic Charities to take over St. Francis Dining Hall in Southeast Portland"

Catholic Charities is proud to expand our partnership with the St. Francis Dining Hall and build on what parishioners have been doing for decades. Read The Oregonian’s article to learn more about this collaboration with local parishes.