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Accepting the Portland Immigration Statue Award

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Molly O'Donnell from Save First Financial Wellness

Save First Featured in "Catholic Charities sees success with Save First program"

Save First Financial Wellness Director Molly O’Donnell discusses the program’s short- and long-term impact on financially vulnerable communities in this article by Hannah Sievert in the Portland Business Journal. Read the article to learn more about how Save First is addressing the immediate financial needs of the financially vulnerable and how Save First is using…

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.

Resources for Those at Risk of Detention or Removal

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) has developed two resources that may be useful in the event of a detention or removal attempt: “Know Your Rights” cards in several languages and the rapid response toolkit. If you need further assistance, please contact our Immigration Legal Defense team at (503) 542-2855 or by emailing immigrationemail@ccoregon.org.
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Introducing the Senior Living Resource Center

Catholic Charities of Oregon has partnered with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and local parishes to help seniors age in place.
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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.
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Thanks for a Great Year, Volunteers

As FY19 comes to a close, Partnerships & Volunteer Engagement Manager Hannah MacFarlane reports on the commitment of Catholic Charities’ network of volunteers and corporate partners.
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.
Catholic Charities agency staff welcomes refugees at Portland International Airport

Refugee Resettlement Services Featured in "Oregon may help offset federal cuts to refugee support"

The Catholic Sentinel’s Katie Scott reports on the importance of HB2508 for Catholic Charities and other resettlement agencies as well as for the refugee community in Oregon. Read the full article at the Catholic Sentinel.
Dr. Baher Butti

The Immigrant Story - Dr. Baher Butti

Catholic Charities of Oregon employee Dr. Baher Butti’s bloodline of activism runs strong.