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‘To show care’

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Catholic Charities outreach to homeless campers saves lives, builds relationships and can offer a path to housing

Splayed on cold damp cement, the man had a face that was quickly turning the color of a raincloud. A woman’s screams for help echoed off the brick buildings of Portland’s Old Town.

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Catholic social teaching: rights and responsibilities

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amid the challenges of modern society. Here is number three of the seven principles of the tradition.

Lane County work supported

EUGENE — Catholic Community Services of Lane County helped a large group of supporters start their day right Sept. 21 during a breakfast at Venue 252.

Help needed to fund refugee medical exams

When you support Catholic Charities of Oregon, you may be surprised at everything that gets covered. For example, now that public funding has ended for a pilot program that paid for mandatory refugee medical exams, Catholic Charities is hoping to revive the flow of aid with donor assistance.

Catholic social teaching: call to family, community, and participation

In honor of Catholic Charities’ 90th anniversary of providing help and hope to those who need it most, we are doing a 7 part series on the principles of Catholic social teaching.

Salem refugee effort traces its ancestry to Catholic Charities 

Salem for Refugees is a nonprofit organization located in Salem, Oregon that helps provide support and resources for refugees in the area.

Profile: Antoinette Awuakye

Antoinette is a Catholic Charities Board member and senior regulatory affairs specialist at Cambia Health Solutions. She was a young girl when she immigrated to the United States from Ghana, West Africa.

A new home off the streets

Innovative affordable housing with services set for key Portland neighborhood Catholic Charities of Oregon broke ground Sept. 12 on another building with low-cost apartments for people working their way out of homelessness. Francis & Clare Place in the Buckman neighborhood of Southeast Portland will offer 61 units plus services to help residents achieve stability and…

Catholic social teaching: life and dignity of the human person

In honor of Catholic Charities’ 90th anniversary of providing help and hope to those who need it most, we are doing a 7 part series on the principles of Catholic social teaching.

September is national preparedness month: It's best to be prepared for the worst

It’s knowledge they hope they’ll never need to use. Natalie Wood, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oregon, and Nicole Sherriffs, senior human resources manager, attended a mid-August regional training on responding to disasters. The agency mounted a major response after wildfires devastated Oregon in 2020 and 2021. Now, it’s poised to restart disaster services…

Trainings on domestic abuse held in Newport

A team from Catholic Charities of Oregon went to the largest city on the Oregon coast in mid-August to train social service providers in options available for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and stalking.

New residents will need supplies

In October, Catholic Charities of Oregon will welcome 142 households to their new homes at Good Shepherd Village apartments in Happy Valley. Among the residents at this new, light-filled  building will be 58 families and Veterans with very low incomes who are transitioning from homelessness.

New board chair begins role

The new chairman of the Catholic Charities of Oregon board of directors is a native Oregonian who has served quietly but actively for decades in philanthropic roles.