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Featured Friend of Catholic Charities: Casey Vu

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Casey Vu is an amazing supporter, volunteer, former client, and friend of Catholic Charities of Oregon, and we are honored to share his story. Thank you, Casey.

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Catholic Sentinel: 'A Place to Heal'

The Annex, a homeless intervention project under our Healthy Housing Initiative, is going up fast! On February 18, Catholic Charities of Oregon celebrated with the Trubek Construction crew, Sister City, All Hands Architecture and other project partners with a topping out ceremony on 28 and Powell. Now resting at the top of the structure is…

Catholic Sentinel: Welcome Afghan refugees

Catholic Charities has been resettling refugees in Oregon since the 1980s. Case Manager, Ramin Raheel, came to Oregon when he was only 17 years old from Afghanistan.  When he arrived he was welcomed at the airport by none other than Catholic Charities of Oregon. Ramin has had quite the journey since his resettlement 20 years…

Catholic Sentinel: Haitians working to make life better at home and away

With continued political strife and the most recent earthquake in Haiti, Haitians look for safety and stability in their lives. For some, that means looking for a new life in the United States. For those resettling in Oregon, Catholic Charities is one of the resettlement agencies working with Haitians to begin their lives here and…

The Afghan Crisis and Response: What is required to make Oregon a truly welcoming place for refugees?  

On Wednesday, February 2, The Oregon Community Foundation hosted a webinar to showcase how philanthropy can support Afghan evacuees in Oregon.  

Catholic Charities of Oregon Welcomes Natalie Wood as Executive Director

Since Deacon Rick Birkel, Ph.D. announced his retirement in April 2021, our board of directors have been conducting a nation-wide search for the next Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Oregon.

Catholic Sentinel: TIMELINE: 175 Years for the Archdiocese of Portland

Did you know that Catholic Charities of Oregon was created in 1933 in response to the Great Depression?

KATU: Season of Giving, Catholic Charities of Oregon

Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) proudly participated in KATU’s Season of Giving. Yesterday, December 21, Executive Director, Rick Birkel, presented on our programs and services on KATU’s AM Northwest.

Listening and Kindness: Revelations of God's Wisdom

“When any one of us chooses to listen to another, and then responds with kindness, offering hope born out of our own experience of struggle, we reveal the wisdom of God.“

Volunteer Spotlight: University of Portland Nursing Students

At Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) we are blessed with a robust community of volunteers throughout our various programs. Today we would like to highlight the partnership between the University of Portland’s school of nursing and our resident services.

National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

Today marks the 31st annual National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Please join us in honoring our unhoused neighbors who lost their lives during this past year. We hold these individuals, and those who continue to combat homelessness, close to our hearts this day, the longest day of the year.

Statesman Journal: Oregon Legislature approves $18 Million in additional support for Afghan refugee resettlement

The House convened for a special session on Monday and passed a bill that will allocate funding to the resettlement of Afghan refugees.