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Accepting the Portland Immigration Statue Award

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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…
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Our Crisis of Character

I spent a week touring and working in respite centers along the southern border. While we were there, our team tried to help arrivals work through the trauma they had experienced, hoping to alleviate their intense anxiety. In this report, I walk you through the challenges faced by asylum seekers coming to the U.S. and…
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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…
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Places to stay cool (interactive map) and resources for recognizing heat-related illness (multilingual)

With temperatures climbing into the high-90s this week, we want to share this interactive map to help you find cool places to stay and this multilingual flyer to help you recognize heat-related illnesses like heat stroke.
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Director's Blog: Helping Seniors Age in Place

In the first installment of his monthly blog, Deacon Rick Birkel discusses the need for a parish-based senior support program.
Catholic Charities staff holds up a check for $40,000 from Regence, representing another year of partnership

Catholic Charities Partners with Regence to Serve Oregon's Seniors

Catholic Charities partners with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon to launch the Senior Services Resource Center’s Friendly Visitor Program.
The Catholic Charities Clark Family Center

Catholic Charities Featured in "Since 1942, the Catholic Charities Appeal Has Sought to Fulfill the Needs of the Times"

Ed Langlois at the Catholic Sentinel delves into the history of Catholic Charities’ spring campaign, from its initial campaign in 1942 to the impact your support has. Read the full article at the Catholic Sentinel.