Deacon Rick at Press Conference

Catholic Charities of Oregon Announces Healthy Housing Initiative

Posted by | Deacon Rick Birkel

Hundreds to be served in a new proposal to slash chronic homelessness by 20 percent in Catholic Charities of Oregon, Archdiocese and Providence collaboration.

 

Today Catholic Charities of Oregon is proud to announce the start of a new program to help house the homeless and provide health care. We will be working in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Portland n Oregon and its 126 Parishes, and Providence Health to reduce chronic homelessness by 20%. Portland is one of five cities to implement the Healthy Housing Initiative with a focus on developing permanent supportive housing.

Deacon Rick at Press Conference

In the Media

Watch the live coverage from KGW

Catholic Charities USA works to slash homelessness by 20% — Koin

Catholic Charities of Oregon, Providence partner to house 20 percent of Portland’s chronically homeless — KGW

Look inside this sleeping pod that will help Portland women — KGW

Portland Homeless Problem Attracts Help From Catholic Charities of Oregon — Portland, OR Patch

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